Essays Tagged: "Sedition Act"

Red Scare Describes the causes and consequences of the Red Scare of 1919

lvement, nor did they support the subsequent draft. In response to the dissent, Congress passed the Sedition Act (actually, amended the Espionage Act). It was important in relation to the Red Scare be ... the mail. It was directed against subversives and, therefore, cast a very broad net. Because of the Sedition act, many individuals were arrested for distributing media that criticized the American mil ...

(4 pages) 99 1 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The essay is about the Alien and Sedition Acts.

The Sedition and Alien Acts: A Push Towards Political PartiesA huge amount of domestic turmoil and inter ... e outbreak of the French Revolution and continued on until Congress passed four bills, known as the Sedition and Alien Acts, which caused much controversy and debate.There was much disputation in 1798 ... dividual to obey the established government, as stated by Alexander Hamilton. However, in 1798, the Sedition Act was enforced, directly conflicting with the Constitution. The "lockjaw" Sedition Act st ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Alien and Sedition Acts

The Alien and Sedition ActsAs president in 1797, John Adams and the Federalist Party controlled congress. They app ... e majority sought to repress domestic protest. A series of laws known collectively as the Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by the Federalists Congress in 1798 and signed into law by President Adams ... controversial of the new laws permitting strong government control over individual actions was the Sedition Act. In essence, this Act prohibited public opposition to the government. Fines and impriso ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers