A Timeline of Civil Liberties and National Security. Alien and Sedition Acts (1798). Context: Federalists were worried about the effects of the French Revolution. More difficult to become a citizen Easier to arrest/deport non-citizens who “endangered” national security
Context: Federalists were worried about the effects of the French Revolution.
Context: Civil War draft riots in Northern cities.
Context: To punish anyone who opposed the effort to fight WWI.
Context: A challenge was to the Sedition Act
Context: Fear of Communism in America
Context: After the attack on Pearl Harbor, anti-Japanese sentiment led President FDR to issue Executive Order 9066 to relocate Japanese-American citizens.
Context: Fear of communism led by Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the Cold War.
Context: Passed by Congress soon after 9/11/01 in order to prevent future terrorist attacks in the U.S.