Hamilton’s “Fortress America” Economic Policy
Hamilton’s Plan to Make America “Grand and Glorious” Again
Trumpilton Trade: Winners vs. Losers, Cheaters vs. Suckers
Who Could Be against “Improvements”?
Pro-Immigration — in Theory
Trump’s Dream: The Alien and Sedition Acts
– The Naturalization Act of 1798 increased the required residency period for an immigrant to obtain naturalized citizenship from 5 to 14 years.
– The Alien Enemies Act authorized the imprisonment or forcible deportation of non-citizen males coming from any country with which the United States was in a state of declared war (note that this provision extended to persons who would have also lost their citizenship eligibility under the Naturalization Act).
– The Alien Friends Act granted the president wide authority in times of peace to order the detention or deportation of foreign nationals that were deemed “hostile” to the United States, and to prescribe severe restrictions on the durations that targeted persons could remain in the country.
The Long Shadow of Hamilton