Alien and Sedition Acts

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Alien and Sedition Acts - ∙ The Alien and Sedition Acts were a pair of laws passed under  the Adams Administration to draw attention away from the XYZ Affair. All criticism and  dissent against the sitting government were outlawed, forcing opponents to air their  objections anonymously. These measures sparked Jefferson into publishing the  Kentucky Resolutions under an assumed name.  Anglican Church - ∙ The Anglican Church was organized under King Henry VIII in 1534  after the Roman Catholic Church failed to grant him a divorce from his wife Catherine of  Aragon. As the official religion of England, Anglicanism quickly gained a prominent  place within the Protestant hierarchy, and continued to exercise its influence in the  American colonies. Today, the Episcopalian Church functions as the American wing of  the Anglican Church.  Anti-Federalist - ∙ An Anti-Federalist was opposed to the strong centralized government 
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Unformatted text preview: structure provided under the Constitution. Such a thinker would have supported a looser organization of political power, as detailed by the Articles of Confederation. Articles of Confederation - The Articles of Confederation laid out the plan for the loose system of government originally assumed by the United States from 1781 to 1789, before the Constitution officially replaced it as the fundamental document of political organization. Assumption Plan - The Assumption Plan, arrived at by Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in 1791, was an arrangement that provided for the federal government to forgive all outstanding state debts in exchange for the relocation of the government seat from Philadelphia to its present site in Washington, D.C....
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