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  1. Anti-Immigration/Espionage

  2. Immigration attacks • Anti-immigration hysteria/attacks were common throughout the United States • The main targets were Americans who emigrated from Germany and Austria-Hungary • The most bitter attacks were directed towards German-born immigrants/Americans of German descent

  3. Espionage and Sedition Acts • Congress passed the Espionage and Sedition Acts in June of 1917 which stated that a person could be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to 20 years in jail for interfering with the war effort or for saying anything disloyal, profane or abusive about the government or the war effect • Violated the 1st Amendment • Targeted socialists and labor leaders