In 1917, Randolph Bourne teased Progressives who believed they could decline the war according to their own liberal purposes. “Despite the administration idealistic language of democracy and freedom, the war (ww1) inaugurated the most intense repression of civil liberties the … Continue reading
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[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_b0G4xAwFVg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This video explains what Who Alice Paul was and what she fought for. She advocated equal rights for women. It is unclear who is the narrator and when the video was originally produced.
The espionage Act of 1917 prohibited spying, interfering with the draft, and false statements that might impede military success. Foner touched on some points of the espionage act. He mentions the Espionage act of 1917, the Sedition Act of 1918, … Continue reading
Foner begins the section on women’s suffrage by introducing the point that the ideals of democracy and freedom reached the minds of women. Even though the topic was a little bit short, it summarized that time in history moderately well. … Continue reading