The Internal Security Acts of 1798: The Founding Generation and the Judiciary During America’s First National Security Crisis

Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 1-27, February 2009

27 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2010  

Arthur H. Garrison

Kutztown University

Date Written: February 2009

Abstract

Review of the history of the Internal Security Acts of 1798 which included the Alien and Sedition Act and the resulting trials between 1798 and 1800.

Keywords: national security, terrorism and law, Constitutional law, constitutional history, alien and sedition, first amendment, free speech, Madison, Hamilton, founding fathers, U.S. Constitution, legal history

Suggested Citation

Garrison, Arthur H., The Internal Security Acts of 1798: The Founding Generation and the Judiciary During America’s First National Security Crisis (February 2009). Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 1-27, February 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1530614

Arthur H. Garrison (Contact Author)

Kutztown University ( email )

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