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Why were Americans critical of the Naturalization act as well as the alien and sedition act?
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Why were the Alien and Sedition act considered unconstitutional?
The Alien and Sedition Acts were not determined to be unconstitutional, although many of those opposing them considered them to be. The Supreme Court did not establish its right to review the constitutionality of Acts of Congress until after the Alien and Sedition Acts had expired. (They were enacted with what we would call today sunset provisions.)
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What was one effect on the alien sedition acts?
The "Alien and Sedition Acts" are a group of four acts: The Naturalization Act, The Alien Act, The Alien Enemies Act, and The Sedition Act. The Naturalization Act made all immigrants have to stay in the United States for 14 years to become citizens, instead of the previous 5. The Alien Act allowed the deportation of certain immigrants who were deemed dangerous. The Alien Enemies Act allowed the deportation of citizens if the US was at war with their mother country. The sedition act broke the freedom of speech by illegalizing "false, scandalous, and malicious writing" about the government of of officials.
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What was an act of the Alien and Sedition Acts?
Naturalization Act- aliens must be residents for 14 years instead of 5 years to become eligible for US citizenship Alien Act- President can deport aliens that he believes are dangerous to the peace and safety of the US Alien Enemies Act- allowed war time arrest, imprisonment and deportation of any alien subject to an enemy power Sedition Act- any treasonable activity was a high misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment
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What were the Alien Acts?
The two Alien Acts were half of the Alien And Sedition Acts passed by Congress and signed by President John Adams. The Alien Friends Act allowed the President to imprison or deport aliens who were citizens or subjects of a friendly country and were considered "dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States" at any time. The Alien Enemies Act authorized the president to do the same to any male citizen of a hostile nation above the age of fourteen during times of war. The Alien Friends Act was repealed by Congress during the administration of Thomas Jefferson. With some modification, the Alien Enemies Act is still in force.
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What did Alien and Sedition Acts do?
The Alien and Sedition Acts were comprised of 4 laws. The Naturalization Act extended required residence from five to fourteen years before an alien could become a citizen The Alien Friends Act allowed the president to deport any alien who seemed dangerous to "peace and safety". The Alien Enemies Act allowed the deportation of any alien from a country at war with the United States The Sedition Act made it a crime to make statements intended to defame or bring the president, Congress, or government into contempt or disrepute. Those convicted could be fined up to $2,000 and jailed for two years.