Alien and Sedition Acts

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

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Four internal security laws passed by the U.S. Congress give the president the power to imprison or deport foreigners believed to be dangerous to the United States and make it a crime to attack the government with “false, scandalous, or malicious” statements or writings.

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Richert, Lucas Paul. "Alien and Sedition Acts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
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