From Ohio History Central
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In World War I, conscientious objectors who were drafted into the military and refused to serve were often given the option to work in hospitals or in other support efforts instead. Some agreed to this alternative, but others refused to do anything that would contribute to the American war effort. Some conscientious objectors were even sentenced to jail time for their failure to serve if drafted. Pacifists were often harassed by other Ohioans, who viewed them as unpatriotic.
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