What is Sedition? - Definition & Examples


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What is Sedition?

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1. Which amendment protects one's freedom of speech and freedom of the press?

2. The Sedition Act was passed in which year?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set helps you measure your knowledge of sedition and the U.S. See if you can explain what sedition is and how it is regarded under U.S. law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you understand:

  • U.S. protections on freedom of speech
  • When the Sedition Act was passed
  • The reason sedition is so difficult to prosecute

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how Sarah Silverman is said to have committed seditious acts during the Berkeley riots
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why it's hard to prosecute sedition in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as sedition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when the Sedition Act was passed in the U.S.

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this type of political speech, read or watch the lesson titled What is Sedition? - Definition & Examples. It covers topics like:

  • Other forms of controversial speech protected in the U.S.
  • Seditious Libel
  • The limits of free speech protections