In Sedition Act of 1918 was and extension of the Espionage Act of 1917. This expanded the range of people’s opinion to be expresses. But if any words were used to be profane or abusive language against the government of the United States or its flag would bring punishment. These acts let people state their opinion on anything. They can say whatever they want to without slurring against the United States.
People in this time period, fighting for their civil rights may take it to far, to be convicted under these acts would be facing 20 years of prison. With others facing fines of up to $10,000 dollars . Which would be about $200,000 dollars in today’s (2017) money. People are just trying to speak their opinion. They want to see what everyone else thinks about it. They also want to speak for those that are scared to say anything because of the laws. They may be going against the constitution but they are speaking for what they think is right. Doing this puts themselves out there for others to see to join them. Yes, they are gaurenteed their civil liberties. But, they are still Not exactly free to say whatever they want.