The Constitution in Crisis: The Red Scare of 1919-1920

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This unit examines the anti-communist scare of 1919�1920. Students will read excerpts from the Espionage Act of 1917, the Sedition Act of 1918, and the unanimous court opinion authored by Justice Holmes in the Schenck case. They will also read anarchist leaflets and opinions in the Abrams and Gitlow cases, a Readers� Theater on Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer�s "Case Against the Reds," and letters by political leaders and other concerned citizens to President Wilson on issues of free speech, free press, civil rights and liberties, and peaceable assembly.

Lessons

Lesson One: The Law

Lesson Two: The Case Against the Reds

Lesson Three: The Courage of Their Convictions

Lesson Four: Role Playing: A Meeting of the Minds

I received this as part of a summer program and retired before being able to use it. normal price is 16.95
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