The Sedition Act
May 16, 1918
Amendment to Section 3 of the Espionage Act.
Whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully make or convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere
with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States, or to promote the success of its enemies, or
shall willfully make or convey false reports, or false statements, . . . or incite insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal
of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or shall willfully obstruct . . . the recruiting or enlistment
service of the United States, or . . . shall willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive
language about the form of government of the United States, or the Constitution of the United States, or the military or naval
forces of the United States . . . or shall willfully display the flag of any foreign enemy, or shall willfully . . . urge, incite,
or advocate any curtailment of production . . . or advocate, teach, defend, or suggest the doing of any of the acts or things in
this section enumerated and whoever shall by word or act support or favor the cause of any country with which the United States is
at war or by word or act oppose the cause of the United States therein, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or
imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both . . .