An Act further to protect the commerce of the United States

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An Act further to protect the commerce of the United States
Great Seal of the United States
Enacted bythe 5th United States Congress
EffectiveJuly 9, 1798
Citations
Statutes at LargeStat. 578
Legislative history
  • Passed the House of Representatives on July 3, 1798 (Voice)
  • Passed the Senate on July 6, 1798 (18-4)
  • Signed into law by President John Adams on July 9, 1798

An Act further to protect the commerce of the United States, (5th Congress, Sess. 2, ch. 68, 1 Stat. 578) is an act of Congress approved July 9, 1798, authorizing the President of the United States to use military force in the Quasi-War with France.

Legislative history[edit]

On June 28, 1798 a committee appointed to consider President Adams' recommendations to Congress reported a bill further to protect the commerce of the United States which was received and read the first and second time.[1] On July 2, 1798 the bill was amended and engrossed and the next day was read the third time, passed and sent to the Senate for concurrence.[2][3]

On July 3, 1798 the Senate received the bill from the House and read it the first and second time.[4] On July 6, 1798 the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 18 ayes and 4 nays.[5] The bill was signed into law by President Adams on July 9, 1798.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875".
  2. ^ "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875".
  3. ^ "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875".
  4. ^ "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875".
  5. ^ "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875".
  6. ^ "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875".

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