Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

The Virginia and Kentucky resolutions were statements written by Jefferson and Madison that said the Alien and Sedition acts were unconstitutional.

Thomas Jefferson, who wrote Virginia resolutions

Hartford Convention

The Hartford Convention was a meeting of New England Federalists expressing their grievances over the war of 1812.  

The Old House, where the convention took place

Webster Hayne Debate

The Webster Hayne Debate between Webster senator of Massachusetts and senator Hayne of South Carolina over protectionist tariffs.  

Painting of the debate

South Carolina Exposition and Protest

The South Carolina Exposition was a document written by Calhoun that protested against the Tariff of 1828. South Carolina threatened to succeed if the tariff wasn't repealed. These acts were similar in that they all protested against the government and established laws.   

A depiction of the many protestors

Primary Source

The Alien and Sedition acts were formed on "a power not delegated by the Constitution, but on the contrary, expressly and positively forbidden by one of the amendments thereto" -James Madison, Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

This is the stance of the Resolutions: that the Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional and wrong.

By Luke Mizell, Jake Nathan, Christian Taylor

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