Image from page 201 of “History of the United States” (1914)

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Identifier: historyofuniteds07andr
Title: History of the United States
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Andrews, Matthew Page. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J. B. Lippincott company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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nental Arrny before Bos- jx* i «»— mi. ton, with Washington at its 112. Alien aod Scdition Laws, i yy».—The head; after signing Declara- ttiitj liii – i r i tion of Independence was ^ eoeralists, elated by evidences oi popular (1777) appointed commis- n i , , ^ r ii sioner to France; had diffi- laVOr, UOW SOUght to make USC 01 the gOV- culties in latter country , . i j.i r, • r ± • withFrankiin;becamemin- cmment to crush the morc obuoxious 01 their ister to Holland; played im- , ^-^ xi ju tt^ i t j. portant part in first treaty oppoucnts. Consequently, the 1^ ederaiiSL ma-BriS; ministe?to Great jority in Cougrcss passcd the Alien Acts ini79-i797;PrSenTi797- 1798. One of thcse acts empowered the Pres-versary of i?eciarltio^n of idcut to cxpcl from the United States anyn epen ence, . foreigner whom he deemed dangerous to the peace and safety of the country. This act was aimed in a largemeasure at certain aliens who were editors of Republican papers,

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JOHN ADAMS OPPOSITION TO FEDERALIST POLICIES 173 and who had been especially offensive in the abuse of the admin-istration. It was to be effective for two years only, and althoughthe law was never put into execution it aroused a fear that suchgovernmental power, if admitted in any case, might seriously en-danger the liberties of the people. Another act joassed in Julyof the same year caused even greater appre-hension. This was known as the SeditionAct, which made it a crime to publish falseor malicious writings against the govern-ment or Congress. It went further andprovided for the fine or imprisonment ofthose who might combine in opposition tuany measure of the government. 113. Opposition to Federalist Policies.—The Federalists had now gone too far intheir efforts at centralizing the government,and public opinion went strongly againstthem. The great Democratic-Republicanleaders, Jefferson and Madison, felt that From bust by Houdon

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