Thursday, March 12, 2009

Free Speech

The definition freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without censorship or limitation. In the 20th century, freedom of speech is not absolute. Moral censorship imposed huge limits on media such as literature, theater, visual arts and public discussion. Moral censorship, is the removal of materials that censor deems, or thinks, to be obscene or otherwise morally questionable. Anything that was related to sex was banned. This cause a huge stir up, because Americans thought they had freedom of speech. Before World War I, the first amendment was barely used in court but after the war, government started to crackdown on certain groups who was in the movement of wider freedom of expression.


At 8:47 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

You are raising an important topic but you need to develop it a little more and try to narrow the focus of the post a bit.

Start with a specific point, preferably based on a short quotation. Explain context and describe the point clearly, then provide your analysis.

For example, in this post you have three potential post topics you could develop: First, defining the Freedom of Speech or the First Amendment; Second, the issue of moral censorship in the late 19th century; Third, the effect of WWI on political censorship and the First Amendment.


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