This product presents students with a wide variety of legally or socially mandated expressions of patriotic loyalty during World War One that were often clear violations of civil liberties. Examples include the Palmer Raids, a jury’s acquittal of eleven men who murdered a German immigrant because the murder was “patriotic”, extreme pressure placed on high school boys to join the U.S. Boys’ Working Reserve, mob attacks on pacifists, the tar and feathering of a man who was not “patriotic enough”, campaigns against the use of foreign languages, and people jailed for criticizing the government. Other less extreme examples are also included so students can explore their opinion of how much patriotism is healthy for a society during a time of war.
FOR A SIMULATION EXPLORING THE BALANCE BETWEEN NATIONAL SECURITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES IN THE U.S. DURING WORLD WAR ONE, PLEASE CONSIDER:
WORLD WAR ONE: NATIONAL SECURITY V. BILL OF RIGHTS
FOR A PRODUCT ILLUSTRATING THE ENORMOUS COSTS OF WORLD WAR ONE, PLEASE CONSIDER:
THE COST OF WORLD WAR ONE
FOR A PRODUCT EXPLORING WORLD WAR TWO ON THE HOME FRONT, PLEASE CONSIDER:
WORLD WAR II: RATIONING RECIPES AND SACRIFICE ON THE HOME FRONT
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