The Espionage Act of 1917 prohibited spying, interfering with the draft, and false statements that might impede military success (freedom of speech) In 1918, the Sedition Act made it a crime to "scorn" the government through speaking or printing statements.
Effects for US women
Women should be able to vote like men!
The War Industries Board administered all components of war production, including distributing raw materials and setting the prices of manufactured goods.In addition, the War Labor Board pressed for the establishment of minimum wage, eight-hour work day, and the right to form union. Moreover, during the war, wages and income tax rose to finance the war, but working conditions improved.
Effects for US immigrants
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The conspiracy of the steel strike being part of communism led to Palmer dispatching federal agents to raid the offices of radical and labor organizations throughout the country. The Red scare eventually resulted in the IWW being destroyed and The Socialist Party declined under governmental repression
Effects for African Americans
Wilson supported voting rights for women. A full-fledged support of women suffrage emerged due to the combination of women's patriotic service and the outrage over how Paul and her fellow prisoners were treated harshly while in jail. In 1920, the US government finally ratify the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote
On the eve of the war, Americans admired German traditions : literature, music, and philosophy. Moreover, a quarter of high school students in the country studied the German language. But after the US' entry into the war, the use of German and expressions of German became a target of prowar organizations. Words of German origin were changed to sound more American e.g. hamburger was instead called "liberty sandwich."
Before WWI arises, most of the African American population remained in the South. During the 1910s, more than half a million of African Americans decides to reside in the North which includes Chicago, New York, and other small cities. Although these African Americans are still working low-skilled jobs, they are provided with higher wages.