In 1798, President John Adams passed the Alien and Sedition Acts containing three parts: the Alien, Sedition, and Naturalization Acts. The Alien Act allowed the president to deport any immigrant that he found dangerous to the nation; the Sedition Act made it a crime to criticize the government; and the Naturalization Act lengthened the citizenship process. All of these acts were repealed by 1802 due to all of their negative impacts and influence on society. The Alien and Sedition Acts adversely impacted the nation through the deprivation of human rights, leading to protests. The acts took away the rights declared in the first amendment: freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”-Adolf Hitler. Propaganda can completely change people's opinion or mindset about a subject or topic. Propaganda has the power to turn a complete lie into a truth. propaganda is used to influence people psychologically in order to alter social perceptions. On December 7, 1941, the United States entered World War II when Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
He has sold books to peoples that were considered to be offensive by the government. In June 24, 1957, Roth was found guilty of mailing his books to people as it violated the federal obscenity statute. The question that was asked in the court was that “Did either the federal or California 's obscenity restrictions, prohibiting the sale or transfer of obscene materials through the mail, impinge upon the freedom of expression as guaranteed by the First Amendment?”(“Roth”). The court was trying to decide whether Roth’s action enjoyed the First Amendment. Eventually, the court declared that Roth was guilty.
Nationalism lead to war due to how it changed the people 's perception of their own country, as well as how these countries want to have more control/power. Nationalistic propaganda was a major influence on the war, mostly due to how entire populations would base their opinions on what they read and/or saw. This propaganda would discuss how the country was powerful and deserved much more power, leading the people into thinking they could easily win a war, and how fighting a war was important for the growth of their country. Source 1.A describes having a strong sense of nationalism by explaining how the only nations that have become more powerful are those that "do not flinch from war". This directly links nationalism to war since countries that
He said, “You are using old technique, which was used in Hitler Germany in order to create a scare here--” (L 57-58). While this is showing HUAC was trying to create a scare to the people, he was proving a point that their scare wasn 't scaring Lawson. HUAC was a very powerful committee who accused many Hollywood producers of being communist. These accusations caused loss in Hollywood business because Americans began to be fearful that Hollywood was communist and they didn 't want to give any of their money to people who were not of what they believed. Even though some believe that HUAC was the main cause to the Red Scare, I believe Senator Joseph McCarthy caused more of a scare due to his accusations of the United States State Department and government.
It could be said that every European country involved was partially to blame. Each country, at the turn of the twentieth century, built up their militaries and raced with each other for colonial power. Each country made poltical and military alliances with others and were expected to uphold those promises when war began. Many countries went to war to achieve something for themselves. While Germany and Austria-Hungary are easily blamed for the war because of their pro-war ideals and actions, no country in Europe can escape the blame for a war that lasted much longer than a couple weeks and caused the loss of so much
Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbour in early December 1941, the American people were hesitant about joining World War II. However the attack which impacted the nation directly, ignited a desire for revenge on the Japanese. The attack sent the country into a panic, and the American government were not at all pleased with the unprovoked surprise attack. Thus, the use of racial stereotyping and dehumanising the Japanese, representing them as rats, became prominent during World War II. The American government used the attack on Pearl Harbour to demonise the Japanese in various different ways, creating a common hatred for their enemy nationwide.
However, despite the Japanese working hard for their families, Americans became resentful and started to discriminate the innocent Japanese. Supported by “Envy and racial discrimination led to increasing anti-Japanese attitudes on the West Coast,” (Mercier, (n/d). A more violent approach was used by other countries such as Idaho, They drove out the Japanese laborers (Mercier, (n/d). The discrimination continued, only worsening as time went by, laws were going to be made against the Japanese. For example, Mercier states “Post-World War I nativist activists, including the Hood River Anti-Alien Association, pressured states to pass laws prohibiting Japanese immigrants from leasing or owning land” (n/d).
World war one was one of the most gruesome wars in all of humanity's history. It was caused by four major factors. First was the aggressive nationalism of each country, second was the the intense love for militarism by each nation, third was the making of alliances between nations in case of war, finally the event that caused a declaration of war was the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. This all led to a four year was that included the world's biggest military powers to go against one another. One of these powers that fought in the war is the United States of America.
The United States of America took a risk when they passed the 4 bills on the Alien and Sedition acts of 1798. During 1798, the United States of America was on the verge of declaring war against France. Taking the ideas and giving the bills to John Adams to pass them, the Federalist-controlled congress wanted to strengthen national security during undeclared war. The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed to get ready for anticipated war. The government limited the freedom of speech citizens had and tightened restrictions on foreign-born Americans.
Many people know about the United States first president, George Washington, but do they know about the second president, John Adams. John Adams was not a very liked president because Washington set the bar for the presidency pretty high. Adams was not a liked president for many reasons like the trouble with french, including setting off the XYZ affair, signing Jay’s Treaty, and sending the war fever through the United States, and one of the other reasons why Adams was not liked was the Alien and Sedition acts which violated the state's rights. The United States was having trouble with France because of the XYZ Affair, Jay’s Treaty, and a lot of people having war fever in the United states.
Throughout the history of the United States, the American commitment to civil liberties has frequently been put to the test. Examples such as the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Patriot Act of October 26, 2001 reflect this. Both were driven by a perceived need to protect the United States against foreign adversaries or internal subversion and espionage. The darkest chapters of American history, especially those involving crackdowns against immigrants and political dissent, have almost always occurred during times of war and terror, or the threat of these events. In times like these it is imperative to remember that America was built on the foundation of liberty and equality.
Although peaceful resistance against laws created by the government has been recently used more frequently to express political dissent towards a government and is done entirely by civilians of their nation, it has been effective over the decades as political figures such as Martin Luther King Junior has proved. Peaceful resistance has proven effective only when there has been a truly repressive control on those protesting against their government. This truly repressive control must be something worth fighting for in order to make a reform that would improve society. For example, when women fought for their right to be included in suffrage, they succeeded and did so because their belief of the government’s restriction on them was truly something