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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1798

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1798
Philip Freneau
   On the Causes of Political Degeneracy**
Susanna Haswell Rowson
   Reuben and Rachel, or Tales of Old Times

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William Apess (Pequot) was born.
Congress passes the Alien and Sedition Acts.

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions.

1798-1800 U.S. fights Quasi-War with France.
Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution ratified.

XYZ affair.

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