Alien and Sedition Acts
From John Adams
00:00 - 02:15
2m 15s

John Adams reads several provisions from the Alien and Sedition Acts and appears concerned at their content. As he reads the provisions aloud, members of the cabinet make an explanation to justify their presence. They claim that the House and Senate feel these acts are necessary for the security of the nation.


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