On Friday we read an excerpt from Zinn about the Seattle strike. We also talked about revolutionary socialism v. moderate socialism.
A) Review your notes.
B) Read this excerpt from the NYS Anarchy Law:
"§ 160. Criminal anarchy defined. Criminal anarchy is the doctrine that organized government should be overthrown by force or violence, or by assassination of the executive head or of any of the executive officials of government, or by any unlawful means. The advocacy of such doctrine either by word of mouth or writing is a felony.
§ 161. Advocacy of criminal anarchy. Any person who:
1. By word of mouth or writing advocates, advises or teaches the duty, necessity or propriety of overthrowing or overturning organized government by force or violence, or by assassination of the executive head or of any of the executive officials of government, or by any unlawful means; or,"
2. Prints, publishes, edits, issues or knowingly circulates, sells, distributes or publicly displays any book, paper, document, or written or printed matter in any
form, containing or advocating, advising or teaching the doctrine that organized government should be overthrown by force, violence or any unlawful means
...Is guilty of a felony and punishable by imprisonment or fine, or both."
C) If you can, print it out and tape into your notebook and annotate.
D) In your notebook analyze and interpret the Anarchy Law. Do you think it violates the U. S. Constitution/Bill of Rights? Why or why not?
E) What new vocabulary did you need to look up when you read the law? Provide a list with definitions.
This will be graded on a 4 pt scale.
F) Prepare a case analysis for Gitlow v NY, 1925: