5 Johnny grab your gun!Progressives did not like the idea of Conscription (military draft).Instead Congress enacted the Selective Service Act requiring all men to register and they were drafted randomly by lottery.
19 The War of Public Opinion The Committee on Public Information (CPI) is established to get people behind the war.The CPI’s four-minute men gave millions of pro-war speeches to maintain public support for the war.
20 Espionage Actmade criticizing the gov’t and the war illegal.
28 Schenck v US Sent anti-war messages to draftees. Arrested under Espionage ActArgued his 1st amendment was violated.Supreme Court said his speech was not protected because it created “clear and present danger.”