Civil Liberties and Wartime (outline)

Civil Liberties and Wartime (outline) - Envolves the...

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Civil Liberties and Wartime I. Alien and Sedition Acts (1798) The US was on the brink of a war with France Wave of anti Immigrants historia Four laws in acted by congress “Alien and sedition acts” Made it harder to become citizens 4 acts Alien Act Alien Enemies Act o Gave power to deport immigrants o Naturalization Act o Required 14 yrs resident to apply for citizenship Sedition Act o o Designed to silence o Make it a criminal offense to criticize the government They were set to expire II. Civil War (1861-1865) a) Suspension of Habeas Corpus Check upon the use of power in the government to stop gov from detaining someone for no reason for a long time b) Other restrictions Lincoln repelled habeas corpus First national draft Draft riots 1873 1864 Lincoln was up for re-election III. World War I (1917-1918) Espionage and Sedition Acts Ugene Debs- Sentenced to a 10 year jail term for giving a speech against war Schenck vs. United States, (1919)
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Unformatted text preview: Envolves the espionage act He was spending anti war mail encouraging men not to enlist, not support the war The war ends and the supreme court upholds his convection He served little time and paid a fine, but was a convected felon. Ex: Of no free speech; fire in a theatre, child porn, sharing of classified information. Court est clear & present danger test Applied this to conclude if 50 yrs later the clear & danger test was revised IV. World War II (1941-1945) Internment of Japanese-Americans Roosevelt authorized Removal of Japanese American citizens living on the west coast. w/o do process Citizens were placed in mini concentration/detention camps No proof was ever proved that these people were spys, or had any ties to the war V. The Cold War and Vietnam War (1946-1973) COINTELPRO VI. The War on Terrorism (2001-?) USA Patriot Act...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course PLS 120 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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