Common Sense Civics and Citizenship Word of the Day: Espionage Act
“The Espionage Act of 1917 prohibited obtaining information, recording pictures, or copying descriptions of any information relating to the national defense with intent or reason to believe that the information may be used for the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation.
The act also created criminal penalties for anyone obstructing enlistment in the armed forces or causing insubordination or disloyalty in military or naval forces.” (Source: The First Amendment Encyclopedia, Middle Tennessee State University)
Additional information available under 18 U.S. Code Chapter 37. Note: Persons can still be charged under the Espionage Act today.