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Teaching During World War I, a silent film spoke volumes about freedom of speech

During World War I, a silent film spoke volumes about freedom of speech

In the United States, “The Great War” led to unprecedented efforts by the federal government to control and restrict “unpatriotic” speech. But the boundary between speech that undermined the government and legitimate criticism was often unclear.

Eric P. Robinson, Assistant Professor of media law and ethics, University of South Carolina
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How was freedom of speech in America affected by World War I?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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