Congress passed the Sedition Act of 1918, which made it a federal offense to use "disloyal, or abusive language" about the Constitution, the government, the American uniform, or the flag. The Sedition Act of 1918, enacted during WWI, made it a crime to print, write, or publish any, abusive language about the form of the Government of the United States
Effects for US Woman
Support woman's movement!
-President Woodrow Wilson announces the nationalization of a large majority of the country’s railroads under the Federal Possession and Control Act -The Food Administration. was stablished after the entrance of the United States into the war. Its job was to ensure adequate supplies of food to America`s allies, preventing price gouging.
Effects for US Immigrants
Eugene Debs, socialist leader was thrown into prison for conspiracy. Many Americans began to dislike the socialist movement.
Effects for African Americans
I'm going to war as a true American to fight for my country
In 1913, Wilson was against suffrage. But the United States' entry into World War I on April 6, 1917 caused both the NAWSA and the National Woman's Party to institute new strategies for gaining Wilson's and the public's support.
We demand equal rights for woman
- The US excluded immigrants, primarily Chinese, Japanese and other Asians and southern Americans. - Americans felt threatened by immigrants as they thought they would bring communism, unemployment and anarchy into the US.
ONLY US CITIZENS ALLOWED
African Americans enlisted in the Great War in order to prove their patriotism and courage for the ir country. However segregation still continued.