History

Question

What was the purpose of the Alien and Sedition Acts?
A.They were a series of laws created to expedite the process for naturalization in the United States.
B.They were a laws created by Republicans to investigate members of rival political parties.
C.They were laws created by Federalists to silence opposition and discourage immigration.
D.They were a series of immigration laws created to appease the Republican party.

George Washington's proclamation of neutrality was:
A.issued to prevent England from marching troops through American territory in order to attack Spaniards in Louisiana
B.prompted by Thomas Jefferson's horror at the destructive aspects of the French Revolution
C.made because the United States was too weak to wage war

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2 Answer

  • The answer to question 1:

    C. They were laws created by Federalists to silence opposition and discourage immigration.

    The Alien and Sedition Acts consisted of four laws passed in 1798. The laws restricted the activities of foreign residents in the country, allowed the government to deport foreigners and made it difficult for immigrants to vote, requiring them to reside for 14 years in the U.S. to become eligible to vote.

    The Acts also limited freedom of speech and of the press, as an attempt to silence opposition to the Federalist's measures.

    The answer to question 2:

    C. Made because the United States was too weak to wage war.

    By the time the conflict between France and Britain happened, at the beginning of 1793, the U.S.'s military army was too small and weak, and it decided not to risk.

  • Answer:

    C. They were the laws passed by the Federalists to silence the opposition and discourage immigration  and C. C.made because the United States was too weak to wage war, are the correct answers.

    Explanation:

    The four laws passed by the US congress in 1798 to limit the activities of foreign residents in the country and also limited freedom of press and speech is known as the alien and sedition Acts. The laws were passed due to the fear that war with France was unavoidable. The laws are controversial till now.

    The announcement which George Washington issued on April 22, 1793 to declare the status of US as neutral in the conflict between France and Great Britain because the country was too young and had a weak military, it was impossible for them to engage with either England or France.

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