Represion of Civil Liberties in WW1

The Effects of the War on our Life in the States

Jacob Miller

Espionage Act

This act was passed on June 15, 1917. This act made it illegal to inform enemy operations of U.S. military processes aswell as reporting false information concerning enemy operations to the U.S. military.
WW1 Espionage : Tools of Trade, The Final Scar Trailer Exclusive Cut

Sedition Act

This act was passed in 1918 to expand upon the Espionage Act. This act allowed for more Government control over the American peoples speech.

These Acts in Action

Sacco and Vanzetti

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were two Italian immigreants who were anarchists. They were convicted of murder though many believed them innocent.

Eugene V. Debs

In this case Eugene was arrested for speaking out against the U.S. govenrment. He later ran for president while in jail.

Schenck v. United States

This court case ruled that those atttempting to covince people to resist the draft could and would be arrested. This was classified under the Espionage Act of 1917.