Homeland Security 18th Century

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In November 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 into law after the act was passed by the Congress with the full majority following the aftermath of 9/11 attacks. As a result of this law, a new security setup known as the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is formed. The Homeland Security Law primarily focuses on safe and secure homeland against terrorist and other dangerous threats. Since the creation of DHS, the federal government has upgraded its security process and implemented new security policies that help to secure people’s safety and security. The Homeland Policy had complete support over a period of time. In general, all Americans felt the need to have a law which protects them…show more content…
The historical security module speaks about threats to American people through the so-called outsiders called ‘immigrants’. It dates back to the 18th Century where the government policies on national security varied according to different states. There are few acts that were created over a period of time which pushed forth changes in security arrangements but also created some negative attitude towards the migrants. With the establishment of national councils that focused on the movement of labors who formed a major part of immigrants, the governments adopted new laws in order to deal with the security issues. The historical threats were mainly due to the European immigrants who would like to have large stakes in the running of the governments. Though the US states mainly focused on following the US laws in running their states, there are many occasions that the migrants get themselves involved in various rebellions and uprising during this 18th Century period. To name a few, the Whiskey Rebellion, and Shay’s Rebellion created an open threat to the national security by the so-called outside enemies who are the majority of nationals from countries like Germany, Ireland and France. These uprising gave serious threats to national security and also targeted in destabilizing the growing American economy. In order to tackle the so-called incidents of national security and economic destabilization, the state governments combined with then President John Adams formulated a standard security procedure that helps to curb immigrants responsible for national security. With the formation of Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798 which was seen as a first major law focused on national security gave huge powers to President Adams. With these powers, the President can eliminate any individual or

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