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What is the Sedition Act?

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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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