How did WWI affect political life in the United States?Also, what techniques were used to stifle dissent?

How did WWI affect political life in the United States?Also, what techniques were used to stifle dissent?

How did WWI affect political life in the United States?Also, what techniques were used to stifle dissent?

How did WWI affect political life in the United States?Also, what techniques were used to stifle dissent?

World War I tended to stifle political life in the United States.  This was especially true of any sort of political life that would tend to hurt the war effort.  There was not an election while the US was at war, so we do not know how that would have played out, but we do know that dissent was stifled.The main way that this was done was through the Espionage Act of 1917.  This law made it illegal, more or less, to do anything that the government said would hurt the war effort.  That is why Eugene Debs was jailed for speaking out against the draft.There was also mob violence against people who were against the war.  Finally, the government also prevented various anti-war activists from sending mail.
How did WWI affect political life in the United States?Also, what techniques were used to stifle dissent?
How did WWI affect political life in the United States?Also, what techniques were used to stifle dissent?
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How did WWI affect political life in the United States?Also, what techniques were used to stifle dissent?
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