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A 1798 Modification to the Naturalization Act Considered Part of the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by John Adams
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ALIEN AND SEDITION ACTS. [JOHN ADAMS]. Broadsheet. Naturalization Law of 1798. An Act Supplementary to, and to amend the act, intitled, “An Act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization; and to repeal the act heretofore passed on the subject.” [Philadelphia], [1798] 2 pp., 8¼ x 13½ in. Docketed on verso. Evans 34700.

Inventory #23398       Price: $3,000

The purpose of this Act of Congress was to increase the “notice time,” the time period an alien needed to wait before declaring an intent to become a citizen, from 3 to 5 years, and notoriously expanding the residency requirement for American citizenship to 14 years.


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