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What is the Sedition Act?


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Answered 2016-05-05 10:20:12

The Sedition Act tried to curb republican criticism of government policy. It basically stopped people from speaking disrespectfully against the government. The Sedition Act made any activity designed to overthrow a government illegal. The 1918 Sedition Act was passed by the United States Congress was a means of expanding the 1917 Espionage Act. Woodrow Wilson signed it into law.

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When was the sedition act passed?

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What did democrat-republicans think of the sedition act?

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Where did the sedition act of 1718 happen?

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