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Anthony Petrillo Mrs. Walea AP US History 16 November 2011 The Alien and Sedition Acts were created by the federalist government in order to keep order and reduce opposition to the government. Many leaders thought that these laws were unconstitutional and tyrannical. The debate over the Alien and Sedition acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversy in the areas of immigration, foreign relations, the balance between liberty and order, and a lack of cooperation in the government caused by differences in opinion of the federalists and antifederalists. The differences in opinion on immigration like the other controversies were caused by different views of America’s future. While the federalists who were led by Alexander Hamilton did not want a large amount of immigration because of immigrants’ support of Jefferson’s antifederalists, they were not as opposed to immigration as Jefferson who believed that immigrants would bring non-republican ideas to America (B). The federalists wanted an industrial America, so they needed workers; they were not
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Benedictine IL.

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