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1 Objective… Describe how the U.S. government enforced loyalty and discouraged dissent.

2 Muzzling dissent… 36) Espionage & Sedition Acts… – How do these acts control dissent?… 37) How is vigilante-ism encouraged?…

3 Protecting the U.S. war effort or restricting freedom… Eugene Debs v. U.S… Schenck v. U.S… Abrams v. U.S… * As we review these cases determine what is similar v. different.

4 Eugene V. Debs v. U.S. Outspoken socialist …Ran for President 5x 1918 made an anti-war speech protesting US involvement in WW I…Arrested & convicted under the Espionage Act Sentenced to 10 years in prison “I have been accused of having obstructed the war. I admit it. Gentlemen, I abhor war. I would oppose the war if I stood alone.” - Eugene Debs v. U.S The government case against Debs…. The defense of Debs…

5 Schenck v. U.S. Sec. of the Socialist in U.S. Printed & distributed anti-war leaflets targeting prospective draftees For these acts, Schenck was arrested and convicted of violating the Espionage Act. The case against Schenck…. Schenck’s defense…

6 Abrams v. U.S Dropped anti-war leaflets from buildings in NYC. Denounced sending U.S. troops to Russia, US efforts to stop the Russian Revolution & the production of war materials. The defendants were convicted & sentenced to 20 years in prison. The case against Abrams…. Abrams defense…

7 Objective… Summarize how participation in World War I increased the existing social tensions in America.

8 Demographic Changes People move to industrial areas The Great Migration - African Americans move South to North…

9 The Great Migration : Northern Black pop. increase New York……. 66.3% Chicago……… 148.2% Philadelphia…. 58.9% Detroit……… % Cleveland…… 307.8%

10 The Great Migration 38) What was the Great Migration and how did it increase racial tensions?

11 The Great Migration 39) What did many African American leaders feel would happen as a result of supporting the war effort? What happened instead?


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