Smith Act 1940 - Zak Murdock 2120045 Smith Act 1940 - Also...

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Zak Murdock 2120045 Smith Act 1940 - Also known as the Alien registration act, is a United States federal statute that makes it a criminal offense for anyone to “knowingly or willfully advocate, abet, advise or teach the duty, necessity, desirability or propriety of overthrowing the Government of the United States or of any State by force or violence, or for anyone to organize any association which teaches, advises or encourages such an overthrow, or for anyone to become a member of or to affiliate with any such association.” - It also required all non- citizen adult residents to register with the government; within four months. - The Act is best known for its use against political organizations and figures, mostly on the left . HUAC - was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties. William O. Douglas - nominated by FDR to the Court. He was 40 years old, one of the youngest appointees ever to the Court. Douglas served on the Court longer than any other Justice, 36 years and 7 months, eclipsing the record of Stephen Field . On December 31, 1974, Douglas suffered a massive stroke while vacationing in Nassau, The Bahamas. President Gerald
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