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VIRGINIA REPORT OF 1799-1800, TOUCHING THE ALIEN AND SEDITION LAWS; TOGETHER WITH THE VIRGINIA RESOLUTIONS OF DECEMBER 21, 1798, THE DEBATE AND...

Jefferson, Thomas; Madison, James


Item #: 61012
Published: Richmond; J.W. Randolph; 1850. Reprinted in 2003.

Subjects: ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, STATE LAW

The Virginia Resolutions were written by James Madison andwere adopted by the Virginia legislature in 1798. TheKentucky Resolutions were written by Thomas Jefferson andadopted by the Kentucky legislature in 1798. Both opposedthe passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts, and initiated adebate about the respective powers of the federal governmentand states. Their doctrines had a profound effect on thedebates that led to the Civil War. Madison's Virginia Reportwas a resolution supporting freedom of the press. Thisedition collects these three works, and adds the texts ofthe Alien and Sedition Acts, comments from other states andrelevant extracts from Madison's letters.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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