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Sedition

Definition - What does Sedition mean?

Sedition is the crime of conspiring against the United States government and attempting to incite a revolt against it.

Sedition is closely related to treason, which is the espionage against or betrayal of the U.S. government.

Sedition can also include aiding the enemy in a time of war through a number of different means.

Justipedia explains Sedition

Sedition cases are very rare in the United States. The reason for this is because the First Amendment to the Constitution provides a very wide-reaching protection of free speech. Therefore, American citizens are free to speak out against or criticize the government in most cases without being viewed as seditious. However, if a person actively tries to plan a revolt against the government, and is caught, then they will be tried for sedition.

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