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The Alien and Sedition Acts(2)

The Alien and Sedition Acts(2) - at war with the US Was not...

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The Alien and Sedition Acts Kentucky and Virginia Resolution By: Joel Torres and Rene Callejas February 15, 1798. Republican: Matthew Lyon Federalist: Roger Grisworld
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Crushing Political Dissent Federalist were creating an expanded army. Reason for army: to destroy internal opposition. Summer of 1798 – provisional army gradually came to existence. Hamilton had the task in recruting and supplying the troops. Made certain that only Federalist received commissions.
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Silencing Political Opposition: The Alien Acts
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Alien Enemies Law President could detain or deport citizens from other nations that were
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Unformatted text preview: at war with the US. Was not so successful. Alien Law Naturalization Law Sedition Law Was a criminal libel in the US government. Citizens found guilty by a jury were subject to fines and imprisonment. Was against the First Amendment. Jeffersonians: concern over the federal judiciary`s expanded role in punishing sedition. Cont… Political repression People were accused by criticizing the government. Some cases were absurd. Persuaded Republicans that the survival of free government was at concern....
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