Blog Topic #3


Topic: Discuss the issue of civil rights during World War I while paying special attention to the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 (and their relation to free speech).  Some Americans were deprived of their civil rights due to their ethnicity or attitude towards labor unions. Put yourself in the position of those arrested. Did issues of national security justify an alteration in the constitutional guarantee of civil liberties (free speech)? What issues arose from the inequitable application of the Espionage and Sedition Acts?

**Blog writers should make their posts by February 8. Everyone, including blog writers, should make their comments (at least two but feel free to do more) by February 15. Make sure that you are posting, reading, and commenting on the blogs for the class in which you’re enrolled.

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