Political Cartoon on Alien and Sedition Acts
Updated: 1/11/2021
Political Cartoon on Alien and Sedition Acts

Storyboard Text

  • We are increasing the length of years living here in America necessary to become a citizen. From now on, it will be fourteen years rather than five. We are also prohibiting malicious and false writings about our government and our President. These are the Alien and Sedition Acts.
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  • You have no idea what you're talking about...
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  • I think that's a great idea.
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  • No, sir, they really are not.
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  • It's going to defend us from war. Those are great ideas!
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  • Sir, I'm an immigrant!
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  • And why don't you think so?
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  • Please listen to me. This is why the Alien and Sedition Acts are bad! These laws violate the first amendment that all people deserve to have. It is making it much harder for us to become citizens! It's nearly dehumanizing, we deserve to voice our beliefs without fearing arrest!
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  • I have to rethink my beliefs... I didn't know it was that harmful...
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  • Thank you so much for understanding!