Chapter 25

Chapter 25: America And The Great War

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Intolerance and Civil Liberties in World War I


How did World War I affect the American traditions of tolerance and liberty?

In order to unify the country after the United States entered World War I, President Wilson and other government officials used propaganda that promoted patriotism. However, this message promoted an intolerance of foreigners, immigrants, and radical political beliefs. In addition, the American people allowed their government to limit civil liberties in the name of national security.


Choose from the following titles:

  1. Espionage Act of 1917
  2. Enemy Alien Registration
  3. Americanese Wall Cartoon (1918)
  4. Photograph: Destroying a Socialist Flag (1918)
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