During WWI, a host of organizations made sure that every American was doing his or her patriotic duty. The American Protective League boasted a quarter of a million members across the country. The Justice Department gave the APL semi-official status by supplying it with armbands and badges. In the fall of 1918, they unleashed a series of so-called “slacker raids” in cities across the country.
The Slacker Raids | The Great War