Sedition Act of 1918

Definition of "Sedition Act of 1918"
  1. A law implemented as a revision to the Espionage Act of 1917. This law categorized using language that encourages opposition to the war efforts or criticism toward the U.S., or favoring a nation at war with the U.S., as criminal acts. This Act was nullified in 1921
How to use "Sedition Act of 1918" in a sentence
  1. The Sedition Act of 1918 made public criticism of the government during wartime a criminal act.
  2. During World War I, a citizen could be penalized for speaking against the war due to the Sedition Act of 1918.
  3. The Sedition Act of 1918 was eventually repealed, ending its restrictions on free speech.

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