Espionage Act of 1917: Definition & Summary


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Which U.S. president presided over the implementation of the Espionage Act?

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1. Which of the following was a characteristic of the Espionage Act?

2. The Espionage Act empowered the U.S. Postmaster General to do what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In 1917, the United States enacted the Espionage Act to encourage and enforce patriotism during World War I. This quiz and worksheet combination aim to test your knowledge of the act itself and the political climate surrounding it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you questions about:

  • Powers of the Postmaster General
  • Characteristics of the act
  • Person imprisoned by the act

Skills Practiced

This quiz will enable you to put your study skills to the test. You will be given opportunities to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Espionage Act of 1917 lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the impact of the act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about famous persons related to the Espionage Act

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of the Espionage Act of 1917 by reviewing the accompanying lesson Espionage Act of 1917: Definition & Summary which will address these aspects of the act:

  • Background
  • Sedition Act
  • Effects