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United States v. Smith and United States v. Ogden

Low politics and high diplomacy meet in the controversial trials of Federalists accused of violating American neutrality in the Age of Revolution.

Famous Federal Trials

by Winston Bowman, Associate Historian, Federal Judicial Center

Learn about the case — historical background and documents

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Classroom Materials and Activities

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