The Psychological Assault on German American Consciousness during World War One Part IV

Part IV: American Entry into the war in Europe in support of England and France eventually led to the censorship of the German American press by the US Congress in September of 1917. This resulted in the total suppression of not only any divergence of opinion concerning Germany and the war itself, but any and all independent German American opinion regarding it. As part of the “Trading with the Enemy bill, publication of war commentary in the German language press was prohibited by law unless accompanied by a parallel column translated in English.