Eugene Debs defends Political Dissent 1918 (primary source document)

Eugene V Debs Defends Political Dissent  

Eugene Debs, former presidential candidate, is jailed for his opinions against America’s involvement in World War I under the Espionage & Seditions Acts. Debs argues for the right to voice political dissent in a democratic society, even in times of war. Debs would receive one million votes for the presidential election while sitting in prison.   This selection is accompanied with reading questions.


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