SCHENCK v. UNITED STATES 249 U.S. 47 (1919) An entry from Macmillan Reference USAs iEncyclopedia of the American Constitution/i MARTIN SHAPIRO , , , , tutorials , pdf , ebook , torrent , downloads , rapidshare , filesonic , hotfile , megaupload , fileserve
This 1-page handout provides the original Supreme Court ruling as well as the document image for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of American documents and, in this case, the Schenck v United States case. Includes a significance wrap-up question in which students utilize all of the information to explain the significance of the case or ruling. Answer Key is Provided!
Schenck v. United States Charles Schenck was arrested and convicted of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 by advocating individuals to speak out and sign a petition against the Conscription Act during World War I. He appealed to the Supreme Court about this violation to his First Amendment right to free speech. The court ruled unanimously against him establishing the "Clear and Present Danger" rule for free speech during times of war.