The Drums Of War

Repression of civil Liberties

Don't talk about the war or you will do jail time

Nationalism- Devotion & loyalty to one's own country


Militarism- Building up armed forces & getting ready for war

Nicola Sacco

Alliances- Agreements or promises to defend to help another country.

Bartolomeo Vanzetti

U-boat- German submarine

NO Freedom of speech here!

Imperialism- Trying to build up an empire.

Fear on the homefront.

Empire- where a powerful country controls several less powerful countries

Pictures of world war 1

Hand Grenades of world war 1

A machine gun

Effects Of Mustard Gas


  • Title 1, section 3, of the act made it a crime, punishable by up to twenty years' imprisonment and a $10,000 fine, to "make or convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States"
  • federal prosecutors used the act to bring over 2,000 cases, mostly under section 3, and at least 1,055 convictions resulted
  • There were five prosecutions in Massachusetts, whose population was over 3 million people. During the same time, in North Dakota, which had less than one-sixth of Massachusetts' population, 103 people were prosecuted. That's alot of people!

Facts on the sedition act

  • section 3, including writing: any disloyal, profane, abusive language about the form of government of the United States, or the Constitution of the United States, or the military or naval forces of the United States, or the flag of the United States, or the uniform of the Army or Navy of the United States, or any language intended to bring [any of the above] into contempt, scorn, disrepute.
  • The act was passed in July 16 1798.
  • Sedition Act allowed truth as a defense, required trial by jury.
  • The only journalists prosecuted under the Sedition Act were editors of Democratic-Republican newspapers.

Facts on Sacco

  • He was born in a little Italian town of Torremaggiore
  • He emigrated to the untied states when he was seventeen.
  • He worked in a shoe factory in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
  • He got married and started a family

Facts on Vanzetti

  • He was born June.11,1888 in a Italian town of villaffalletto.
  • Son of a Farmer.
  • He was Emigrated to the united states when he was 20.
  • Worked as a fish peddler.

Facts on Civil Liberties

  • A massive government propaganda campaign, Congress passed laws designed to silence dissent. Newspapers were censored, politicians were jailed, and mobs attacked those suspected of disloyalty.
  • President Woodrow Wilson called on Congress to declare war on Germany in April 1917.
  • Millions of young men had to be drafted, equipped, trained, and shipped an ocean away.
  • When Germany invaded France in 1914, most Americans shared Wilson's desire to remain neutral.