Expansion of Expression

Schenck v. United States (1919)

Case background and primary source documents concerning the Supreme Court case of Schenck v. United States. Dealing with the First Amendment’s free speech protections and whether it has limits during wartime, this lesson asks students to evaluate the Supreme Court’s limitations of free speech set forth in Schenck.

Founding Principles

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Freedom of Speech

The freedom to express one's opinions without interference from the the government is critical to the maintenance of liberty within a free society.

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