Alien and Sedition Laws
Enacted in 1798, the Alien and Sedition Laws were the nation's first legislative acts designed to stifle political dissent in wartime. Congress enacted four laws to disc...
Excerpt from The Alien and Sedition Acts
Passed in June and July 1798
Published in Documents of American History, edited by
Henry S. Commager, 1943
The Jay Treaty opened trade with Brita...
The Alien and sedition Acts showed the different points of view between the Democratic-Republican Jeffersonians and the Federalists. The Acts made by the Federalist Congress dealt with how to deal wi...
The 1790s was a decade of international crisis and domestic dissension. The Alien and Sedition Acts were very controversial acts that were passed to respond to the crises. Deep divisions in polit...
The Alien and Sedition Acts
By the 1790's America was well on its way to becoming the great power that it is today. America did not become great easily, there where many bumps along the way. Such bu...