The Espionage Act, implemented in 1917, prohibited spying on, interfering and giving false statements that would impede military success. Similarly, in 1918, the sedition act made it illegal to speak ill of the government. These act took away the basic human right of freedom to express oneself: the land if the free o longer allowed freedom.
EFFECTS FOR WOMEN IN THE US
Women's involvement in politics throughout the war and their constant activism finally resulted in women's suffrage. The 19th amendment which was passed in 1920, making teh USA the 27th country to allow women to vote. The 19th amendment stated that sex doe snot qualify an individual to vote.
EFFECT FOR US SOCIALISTS
During the war symbols of socialism were banned. The ownership and display of black and red flags was criminalized and so was the use of unlawful acts to achieve political change - "criminal syndicalism". Patriotism became equal with support to he government and country.
EFFECT FOR US INDUSTRY
All aspects of US industry were administered by the War Industries Board. Goods were standardized in order to evoke efficiency and necessary resources like oil and coal were rationed accordingly. The US government also taught farmers modern methods of agriculture. this resulted in higher wages, a work day hour limit and the right to form unions.
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EFFECT FOR US IMMIGRANTS
The new diversity in the country was creating racism towards immigrants. There were 45 listed types of immigrants with set characteristics for each. Studies were being conducted on the behavior of races to give racism a 'professional' air. This mindset created a request for "Americanization".
EFFECT FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
Blacks continued to be harassed after WW1. Although president Roosevelt showed support for this minority, most of the white population continued to view whites as inferior and as one instead of as a group of individuals. This resulted in mass lynchings and rots, including the Tulsa riot in Oklahoma where 300 blacks were killed and 10,000 were left homeless.