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The Alien and Sedition Acts really put our democracy to the test. This supplemental resource will be a great addition to your lesson as it looks at the primary reading of the Alien and Sedition Acts and provides a breakdown of questions to ensure student understanding of this dynamic topic, as well as an allusion to Jefferson's response of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolution.
Included in this resource is a slightly abridged version of the laws (I cut out just enough to make it a two-page reading, but keeping the message intact) as well as comprehension and critical thinking questions. There are 6 rigorous questions in total.
This primary source follows the reading strategy of SOAPstone. If you are unfamiliar with SOAPstone, please download my free resource on this reading strategy.
It is an extremely easy strategy to use when breaking down any reading material. This speech is no exception. I hope you enjoy this resource!