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show how the ideas of the competing political positions on the creation of the new national government continued down to at least the time of the Civil War.
so far i have..
the federalists pushed important new measures through Congress like the Alien and Sedition Acts, under which the President gained the right to imprision or deport citiczens of other countries residing in the U.S.
Jefferson and Madison responded to this act with the Virgina and Kentucky resolutions. these resolutions argued that the states had the right to judge whether federal laws agreed with the COnstitution..
i think i can also add how the issue of slavery and union's power was debated in the 1840s and 1850s..
In 1854, Douglas introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Act in the Senate. This act supported the practice of popular sovereignty, or letting the people in a territory decide whether slavery would be allowed there. He knew that this act would make Southerners happy. After all, it raised the possibility that Kansas and Nebraska might become slave states, which would have been impossible under the Missouri Compromise.