Alien and Sedition Acts- Lydia and Jayden


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Jayden and Lydia worked on a Social Studies project together. Here is the outcome.

Storyboard Text

  • The U.S. congress were deciding what to do with the "aliens" that had come from france.
  • "We need to do something about these aliens!"
  • Good idea!!
  • We should make up laws for them!
  • A ton of French and Irish immigrants had come to the U.S. seeking Refugee. They were known as the "aliens." The Alien and sedition laws were aimed at French and Irish immigrants.
  • U.S. Congress
  • It was finally decided. The "aliens" and curtailing were restricted from excesses of an unrestrained press.
  • It's the new law.
  • Deal with it!!
  • France and America almost went into war. This was called the XYZ Affair. (1797) It was one of the leading causes for the invention of the Alien and Sedition Acts. (1798)
  • There were 4 of these laws and they were passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • And that's why we didn't let you be president of the U.S. Congress!
  • We have made 4 laws to deal with the aliens!
  • No Aliens Allowed
  • I thought we had 6 laws?
  • This law resulted in 25 prosecutions and 10 convictions. (crimes) And no "Aliens" were deported.
  • Mother, I'm scared!
  • It's ok, soon everything will be alright.
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