The Federalist passed the acts, and President Adams sigend them. The Alien acts one made it hard for other countries to become US citizens and the other said the president could throw anyone out of the country. The Sedition acts made it a crime to criticize the government.
I am getting really sick of these alien acts.
Yes, and the Sedition acts are even worse! What are federalist thinking!
The federalist were in favor of the acts, while people like Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans did not. The Sedition Acts was unconstitutional because it was violating the law for freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
I love the idea of these new acts!
I absolutely hate these new acts! They don´t even seem legal!
That's because they aren't legal the sedition laws go against the constitiutuon.
How did the Democratic-Republicans react? The states starting taking action! The started the Virginia-Kentucky resolution. Its when a state believes a law is unconstitutional, it has the right to say so and not obey the law.
This is getting out of hand itś time we doing something about it!
We have start uniting together as states and declare these acts unconstitutional!