Alien Act: The alien act a law the forieneers could be kept out of the country, and the president has the right to kick anyone out.
I will not allow a french man in my county you shall be kicked out!!!
The federalist passed the alien act because the wanted to keep the french out of the country. They wanted the m out because Great Britain was at war with France. This was important to them because they wanted to be allies with Britain because they needed to get out of debt and Britain could help by helping them become an industrial country to make money and trade with them.
They wont get anything from us if they are going to help france
Here's some newspaper articles that tell you my opinion about our government! come and get them!
A man named Matthew Lyon rote his opinion about the Government. He was put in jail because he was violating the Sedition Act.
Sedition Act: It was a crime to criticize the government, if found doing so you were sent to prison. This act was unconstitutional because it violated the right to freedom of speach.
I was just using my right to freedom of speech. I thought the government was wrong and I was put in jail for speaking my mind.
The Democratic Republicans decided that these law were not constitutional and wanted to get rid of them.
The states are the only one that can declare a law unconstitutional. In fact, Virginia and Kentucky made resolutions that were also that the acts did not obey the law and were not constitutional.