Alien and sedition acts
Updated: 1/31/2020
Alien and sedition acts
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  • After calling out the xyz affair people praised john for his honesty but some did not agree with his actions
  • no XYZ
  • But some Democratic Republicans felt bad for France and fought back through the news paper
  • Adam is a tyrant
  • So to combat the harsh sayings of the news papers John Adams passed the alien and sedition acts
  • Alien and Sedation Acts by John Adams
  • One of the first acts changes the amount of time to become a US citizen from 5 to 14
  • One of the other acts allowed the president to arrest any "disloyal" aliens leading to many arrests and even some politicians
  • But the acts violated free speech and the constitution stated that each state has individual rights
  • Alien and Sedation Acts by John Adams
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