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Alien and Sedition Acts

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Alien and Sedition Acts, 4 unpopular laws passed by the U.S. Congress in 1798 in response to the threat of war with France. The laws empowered the president to expel or imprison aliens, made naturalization more difficult, and punished those who wrote or spoke against the government.

See also: Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions.

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