James Madison and the Virginia Resolution


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In response to President John Adams's Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, James Madison crafted an argument decrying the government's endeavor to expand its scope and authority. The acts attempted to limit the public's ability to scrutinize the federal government and further unbalanced efforts to find an equilibrium of power. In this essay, Madison's Virginia Resolution is examined and analyzed in the context of early American politics. It shows that, contrary to what some historians have suggested, Madison's position was not ...

James Madison and the Virginia Resolution 2013, We Conservatives Believe, LLC

ISBN-13: 9780989026086

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