Civil Liberties During & After WWI
Did They Go Too Far?
Events and People
Schenck v. US (1919)- Ruled that a person did not have freedom to speak out against the draft (validated the Espionage Act).
Sedition Act- Extended the powers of the Espionage act to include putting the war or government efforts into a negative light.
Eugene V. Debs- The most prominent activist for Socialism during WWI and a leader in the efforts of labor unions.
Sacco and Vanzetti- Two anarchists that were convicted for the murder of two other men. They were believed to have been wrongly convicted on basis of there political beliefs and their race.