Similarities Between Alien And Sedition Acts And Alien Acts

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The Alien and Sedition Acts were originally put in place by Federalists to limit the voice and power that Republicans had. The Sedition Act made it so Americans couldn’t make any kind of statement that would suggest disloyalty to the government. The Alien Acts made it possible for Americans to be deported, under specific regulations. The Espionage Act made it a crime to display any information, false or not, that would possibly interfere with military success. These laws were taken very seriously, for example, Eugene V. Debs was convicted for an antiwar speech. President Wilson’s goal was always to keep America out of war, he believed “...disagreement could only reflect treason to the country’s values.” (752). I think President Wilson wanted

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