I think that it is not ok to limit individual rights in a time of war. I think that it is not ok to do this because when the espionage act is put into place is directly imposes upon the first amendment of the constitution. The first amendment does not say in it when it can be used and when it cannot be used. Therefore it is not ok for the government to be able to limit what can be printed in papers or what can be spoken. What the government did by making the espionage act is unconstitutional and destroys the rights that are given to American citizens. What Charles Schenck did was not in any way wrong and he was using the right of freedom of speech. I do not agree with what the Supreme Court judges ruled because it was unconstitutional and the Supreme Court should have recognized that and ruled that what Charles Schenck did was not wrong and he was simply demonstrating his rights. The judges should he over ruled the case and Schenck should not have been put in jail for trying to get people to oppose the draft. The draft was already was not in the people’s best interest and Schenck was only speaking on behalf of most of the population that too thought that the draft was not the correct thing to do and that America should not be involved in the war effort at all.
When the debate started I did not have my mind made up. From the debate I gathered the arguments from both sides and then I generated what I thought was the correct thing and that was that it is not ok for
consider ways to "render the constitution of the Federal government adequate to the exigencies of the union."
2. When and where did the Constitutional Convention meet?
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, but it was May 25,1787 before a quorum of seven states arrived.
3. Who presided over the convention?
George Washington presided.
4. Who is referred to as the father of the Constitution? Why?
James Madison is considered to be the father of the Constitution. He was the mediator and/or the conciliator…
Americans are entitled to. However if you were ever accused of a heinous crime you would appreciate those civil liberties. Habeas Corpus to some is a thing of the past but when you have been wrongfully accused or convicted you will appreciate its history and debate.
Freedom of Speech
Our forefathers made it clear that we as a nation are entitled to civil liberties. One of these civil liberties is free speech the first Amendment protects this right to free speech and expression. Although all of…
1. the requirements of modern war
2. economic coordination and its difficulties
3. intelligence and the Army (your joke here)
4. the army as an instrument of Americanization
C. Over Here: the rise of the American bureaucratic state
1. selling the War: Creel and the CPI
2. the limits of wartime dissent
D. Over There: American soldiers in Europe
1. politics and strategy
2. soldier experience and autonomy
3. to the Armistice
a british liner…
Significant historical events, court cases, and ideas that have shaped our current system of constitutional First Amendment jurisprudence:
Abuses by England’s King John cause a revolt by nobles, who compel him to recognize rights for both noblemen and ordinary Englishmen. This document, known as the Magna Carta, establishes the principle that no one, including the king or a lawmaker, is above the law, and establishes a framework for future documents such as the Declaration of Independence…
Advanced Placement Untied States History
Dr. Alba 2014-2015 School Year
Course Description: AP U.S. History covers the spectrum of American history from pre- Columbian days to the present. Using chronological and thematic approaches to the material, the course exposes students to extensive primary and secondary sources and to the interpretations of various historians. Class participation through seminar reports, discussions, debates, and role-playing activities is required; special emphasis…