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Patriot Act

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Patriot Act.

Background Information

The Patriot Act was signed into law by the former President, George W. Bush in 2001 following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The act gave government agencies unprecedented powers dealing in surveillance and information collection. Use the following sources to learn more about the Patriot Act and the political, legal, and social issues surrounding it.