The alien and sedition acts were...unconstitutional some would say.
These laws made criticizing the government a crime!
Which doesn't make sence because in the constitution amendment 10 clearly states that ''which reserves to the states all powers not specifically granted to the federal government by the constitution.''
but the sedition acts made it a crime to critisize the gov.
Now don't be confused the alien and sedition acts are not the exact same thing they are quite different for example, the alien acts ''were mean-spirited one made it difficult for foreigners to become U.S. citizens.''