Espionage Act of 1917

Espionage Act of 1917

Definition

A federal law adopted after the United States entered World War I that made it a crime, during a time of war, to willfully cause, or attempt to cause, insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty in the United States military or naval forces, or to willfully obstruct the nation’s recruiting or enlistment efforts.

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