Espionage Act
Son Discusses the Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

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Robert Meeropol discusses the execution of his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the only U.S. citizens to be executed under the Espionage Act of 1917. As one of the most contested death sentences in history, the Rosenberg case has inspired continued debate over the constitutionality of the Espionage Act. In … Continue reading

Espionage Act
[Text] Telegram on Espionage Precautions During WWI

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Transcribed below is a telegram on espionage precautions sent to Portsmouth Navy Yard during World War I: Recent events have accentuated the possibility of an intensive campaign directed by the Germans comma and carried on through their paid agents comma directed particularly against United States shipping of any description period … Continue reading