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Alien and Sedition Act were a series of four bills that were authored and passed by the _______ and signed into law by _______?

They were passed by the federalists and signed into law by President John Adams in 1798

What was the purpose of the Alien and Sedition Act?

It's purpose was to strengthen national security, although critics argued that it suppressed voters who disagreed with the Federalist party

The ______ Act increased the residency requirements for American Citizenship from 5 to 14 years

Naturalization Act

Why was the Alien Act unpopular?

It was unpopular because newcomers to the United States to become citizens

What powers did the Alien and Sedition Act give the president?

The president was given the powers to imprison and deport aliens that were considered dangerous to the United states.

The _______ Act allowed the president to imprison and deport any male above the age of 14 who was from a hostile nation during times of war

The Alien Enemy Act

The _______ Act restricted speech

The Sedition Act

Why was the Sedition Act unpopular?

It was unpopular because it violated the right of free speech

_______ defeated the John Adams in the election of 1800

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was the ______ President of the United States?

Third President of the United States

John Adams was the _____ President of the United States?

Second President of the United States

What happened to the Alien and Sedition Act once Thomas Jefferson, from the Democratic-Republican party, won?

The Alien and Sedition Acts were allowed to expire in 1801 and 1800 respectively. The Alien Enemies Act remains in effect as 50 USC Section 21-24

When was the Alien Enemy Act used?

It was used in World War II to detain and deport Japanese, German, Italian and other Axis nation citizens living in the United States