Date

6-13-2020

Faculty Advisor

Kimberly Jensen

Faculty Advisor

Ricardo Pelegrin-Taboada

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Abstract

“World War I and the Policing Power of the State” analyzes World War I legislative power combined with inculcating hyper-patriotic propaganda and how these factors contributed to violations of First Amendment rights. A review of various primary sources from World War I, such as war-time legislative orders and federal government propaganda campaigns, demonstrates examples of how these violations exacerbated division within American society, leading to mob activity and a proliferation of extra-legal vigilantism. Citizen turned against citizen as vigilante organizations such as the federally endorsed American Protective League spread across the country, enforcing federal will. During World War I, zealous patriotism campaigned by wealthy, white American men, transformed the federal government into a powerful and autocratic force and through implementation of patriotic based policies, coerced Americans into a wave of vigilantism and at the very least, reinforced certain social turbulences such as classism and racism. World War I distinguishes an era in which a new U.S. wartime government used legislative power and patriotic propaganda to further establish centralized control. This was made possible through the indoctrination of the patriot, the inculcation of blind obedience and a pledge to 100% Americanism.

Document Type

Presentation

Rights Statement

Western Oregon University Library has determined, as of [mm/dd/yyyy], this item is in copyright, which is held by [copyright owner]. Users may use the item in accordance with copyright limitations and exceptions, including fair use. For other uses, please ask permission from the author [add author name and contact information].

EddieCeeJay_HST499_Presentation_2020 copy.pdf (6953 kB)

Share

COinS
 

Rights Statement

In Copyright

In Copyright. URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).