The Alien and Sedition Acts

To assist you in your study of the original source documents, the following links are provided to the  documents on line as recorded by the Avalon Project of the Yale Law School:

– the Avalon Project home page.

The following documents relate to the alien and sedition acts.

– An act Respecting Alien Enemies

– An Act in Addition to the Act, Entitled “An Act for the Punishment of Certain Crimes Against the United States

– Virginia Resolution – Alien and Sedition Acts

– Draft of the Kentucky Resolutions – October 1798

– Kentucky Resolution – Alien and Sedition Acts

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The website also has some interesting perspectives concerning some of the prosecutions under the Sedition Act.  These include the cases of James Thompson Callender, Thomas Cooper, William Duane, Anthony Haswell, and Matthew Lyon.

– concerning prosecution of Lyon, Duane, Cooper, Callender, and Haswell at

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