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- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: American History
- Paper #: 13361974
Supreme Court vs. The First Amendment:
Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919)
While at war with Germany during World War I, the United States Congress passed the Espionage Act, outlawing any attempt to foster insubordination or obstruct the draft. The Espionage Act, which was passed in 1914, made it illegal to defame the government or do anything that might impede the war effort.
Charles Schenck, a general secretary of the