Alien and Sedition Acts

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

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