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Alien and Sedition Acts 1798

Page history last edited by Mr. Hengsterman 10 years ago

 

 

 

 

 

Section of Constitution


Bill of Rights - Amendment #1

 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press
; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

 

 

Class Connection (pag #92)


On page 92 highlight the first three lines of the first Amendment. The federalist Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798. Thomas Jefferson responded by offering the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions (1798), claiming states had a right to declare federal laws null and void. The was the first time states experiment with the concept of nullification.  

 

Multiple Choice Questions


BASE YOUR ANSWER TO QUESTION ON THE LIST BELOW AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL STUDIES.

 

Alien and Sedition Acts

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

 

 

 These pieces of legislation reflected the conflict between

(1)     Congress and the President

(2)     States’ rights and federal supremacy

(3)     The military and the civilian government

(4)     The United States Supreme Court and state courts

 

 

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