803-Restrictions during War

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803-Restrictions during War

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  1. WHY WERE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON CITIZENS DURING WWI?

    Slide 2 - WHY WERE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON CITIZENS DURING WWI?

    • The right to communicate one's opinions and ideas
    • Should someone's ability to speak their opinion ever be allowed?
  2. WHY WERE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON CITIZENS DURING WWI?

    Slide 3 - WHY WERE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON CITIZENS DURING WWI?

    • Freedom of Speech?
    • There were many critics of WWI
    • They expressed their opinion that the U.S. shouldn’t be in the war
    • They also claimed that the U.S. was lying to the citizens and soldiers
  3. 2. Restrictions of Speech

    Slide 4 - 2. Restrictions of Speech

    • There were thousands of cases where people were arrested for speaking out against the war and the draft
    • Member of the Supreme Court
    • “It is better for those who have unquestioned and almost unlimited power in their hands to err on the side of freedom.”
    • WHY WERE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON CITIZENS DURING WWI?
  4. 3. Charles Schenck

    Slide 5 - 3. Charles Schenck

    • One of many leaders in war opposition in Philadelphia
    • He oversaw the printing of over 15,000 anti-war pamphlets
    • These were sent out to people who were set to be drafted
    • He claimed that the draft went against the 13th amendment
    • No involuntary servitude
    • WHY WERE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON CITIZENS DURING WWI?