Should governments have the power to limit the citizen’s rights during wartime?

What rights and freedoms were limited during the war?

Chapter One. A History of Civil Liberties During Wartime. History shows that curtailment of civil liberties—including the right to free speech, the right to a fair trial, and the right to equal protection under the law—has often followed national crises, particularly the outbreak of war.

Does the government have the right to limit freedom of speech during wartime?

Schenck v. United States (1919) Freedom of speech can be limited during wartime. The government can restrict expressions that “would create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.” Read More.

How did the government suppress civil liberties during World War I?

In addition to a massive government propaganda campaign, Congress passed laws designed to silence dissent. Newspapers were censored, politicians were jailed, and mobs attacked those suspected of disloyalty.