The Constitution and the National Security State
The bombed home of A. Mitchell Palmer, Wilson's final attorney general, who would oversee the "Red Scare"
|Woodrow Wilson changed the Constitution in profound ways--domestically, through measures such as the Federal Trade Commission Act (1914); on "internal security," through measures such as the Espionage (1917) and Sedition (1918) Acts; and internationally, though his conception of the League of Nations covenant. Moreover, the Wilson administration saw four constitutional amendment passed, a total unprecedented since the Bill of Rights. Today's reading is all document-oriented, and I'm asking you to read each of these documents.|
|Federal Trade Commission Act (1914)|
|Espionage Act (1917)|
|Sedition Act (1918)|
|League of Nations Covenant (1919)|
|16th-19th amendments (1913-1920)|