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CIVIL LIBERTIES DURING THE WORLD WARS 1 Civil Liberties during the World Wars John Kung Mr. Miller 7/11/2020
CIVIL LIBERTIES DURING THE WORLD WARS 2 Civil Liberties during the World Wars Research Title : Civil Liberties: The World War I Precedent We Don’t Want to Repeat Author : Diane North Date written : 2001 Primary or Secondary Source : Secondary Is the document about World War I and/or World War II? World War I Thesis or main idea : Civil liberties were heavily curtailed during the war because Congress enacted the Espionage and Sedition Act of 1918. Specific commentary on civil liberties during wartime : World War I lasted from July 1914 to November 1918. When Germany declared war on Austria, Britain and the United States, among other nations, joined the war to defend Austria, automatically converting Germany to an enemy. In the United States, this Great War prompted the curtailment of civil liberties to protect the nation’s sovereignty. As a result of the war, the 65 th Congress of the United States passed two significant Acts, the Sedition Act of 1918 and the Espionage Act of 1917; that curtailed people’s freedoms and rights such as silencing any form of dissent from the U.S, forcefully induce patriotism and espionage (North, 2001). People continuously lived in fear of arrest because of

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