Repression of Civil Liberties

The battle at home

In times of war

As the many wars go we always have reporters and journalist who write stories that try to spark up the American people. The Espionage and Sedition acts opened a window for the government to persecute those who criticize the war. Many were arrested and were given long sentences because the things they published were said to be "disloyal." WWI gave the american government the right to limit our freedom of speech in time crisis and suppressed the american people.

War in America

Whats wrong with the government?

The American government seems to be abusing the power of limited freedom of speech. The american people look down on the idea that their government can take away one of their basic rights. Many people protest against the governments actions and some are even arrested.
Eric Foner on World War I, pt 1: effects on civil liberty