Sedition Act of 1918

Law

40 Stat. 553  | (1918),
an amendment to the Espionage Act of 1917. The Act made it criminal to use speech to incite resistance to the war effort, as well as to criticize the United States or to support a country at war with the United States. The Act was repealed in 1921.

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“Sedition Act of 1918.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Sedition%20Act%20of%201918. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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