The Alien and Sedition Acts and the Constitution
Kind of Activity:
The analyze the constitutionality of the Alien and Sedition Acts
Common Core Standards:
Divide the class into four groups and assign each one of the Alien and Sedition Acts:
- The Naturalization Act
- The Alien Friends Act
- The Alien Enemies Act
- The Sedition Act
Each group should prepare a brief presentation in which they summarize and discuss their thoughts on the constitutionality of their assigned act. Their presentations should take a strong stance on whether or not their act is constitutional, grounded in...
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