Abraham Lincoln's Conviction Essay

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not agree with the United States involvement in World War I (WWI). He handed out flyers opposing the war because he felt that the war was a capitalist enterprise to exploit workers, and compared the military draft to slavery. He was convicted under the Espionage Act, which he appealed to the Supreme Court. “He appealed his conviction because he felt that the Espionage Act violated the First Amendment of the Constitution, which forbids Congress from making any law abridging the freedom of speech (McBride, A., 2006).” “The Supreme Court upheld his conviction because Congress can prohibit speech that presents a clear and present danger that it will cause evils that Congress has power to prevent (Lenz, 2013).” This was a landmark case because…show more content…
It was a big disturbance for Abraham Lincoln to get the amendment approved however, he got it approved. The Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery for all. The United States of America was in disorder when the amendment was passed, due to conflict and the Civil War. Lincoln knew that the war was because of slavery problems. If the South was defeated, he hoped ending slavery would be the end of the conflict. Before the Thirteenth Amendment was passed, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which set millions of slaves free, although many had to serve in the Army. Lincoln feared that congress would cancel the Emancipation Proclamation, so he decided to propose the Thirteenth Amendment, which was a more stable result (https://prezi.com/fiots83awse4/the-13th-amendment/). Liberals supported the ending of slavery, while Conservatives opposed the ending of slavery. Liberals supported giving citizenship to slaves that had been freed, while Conservatives opposed giving citizenship to freed slaves. Liberals were all for the right to vote for all while Conservatives were against the right to vote for
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