The Chicago Tribune reports:
On April 23, 1918, with the U.S. in the depths of World War I, Fred Rodewald, a German immigrant homesteader who had settled with his family on 320 acres in eastern Montana, uttered a sentence that forever changed his life.The article profiles a group of law students seeking clemency for those arrested under similar circumstances.
He suggested that Americans "would have hard times" if Germany's kaiser "didn't get over here and rule this country."
That remark earned him 2 years in prison for violating Montana's Sedition Act.
[HT: How Appealing]
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