JULY 14,1798: Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 Become Federal Law, Inspiring KY and VA ResolutionsSubmitted by InPursuitOfLiberty on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 07:21
On July 14, 1798, the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 became Federal Law, knowingly violating the recent Constitution for the United States, and unknowingly inspiring the bravery within Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's KY and VA resolutions, now known as the principles of 1798 or principle of nullification.
Under a President John Adams and Vice President Thomas Jefferson, Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, a group of laws acting as a clear violation and disrespect of the Constitution's Bill of Rights and Natural Rights of Americans, most notably, the Rights to and of free speech, protest, property & against unlawful search/seizure, travel, and the agreement between the States and residents upon the delivered powers to the federal government, secured by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.
The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 were a group of laws, and discussed and present below are partial representations of the specific Alien Act, and Sedition Act. Links to the full text of the group of laws are included, and the historical response to which by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison-the KY and VA resolutions-are also discussed below.