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1834, Chapter Nineteen Summary

Memoirs of Aaron Burr - Ten

By 1800, the Adams administration has ensured that there will be no re-election. The worst laws passed are known as the Alien and Sedition Acts in response to the fears sparked by the French Revolution. These Acts give the government the power to:(1) arrest foreigners during a time of war and deport them, (2) increase the number of years it takes to become an American citizen, and (3) the Sedition act effectively prevents freedom of the press by forbidding any negative press against the government and its officers. With the Adams administration on the way out, Burr sees the opportunity for Jefferson and him to be elected to the offices of President and Vice-president. Because he has given his word not to work against Thomas Jefferson, he agrees to be vice-president and promises all the New York vote...

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