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Reasons for the Alien And Sedition Acts
First off, the Alien and Sedition Acts were several bills passed by Federalists in the 5th United States Congress and signed into law. The reason the Alien and Sedition Acts were passed is because the Federalists believed that Democratic-Republican criticism were disloyal and feared this would influence new immigrants.The Alien and Sedition Acts was a way to pass laws that stopped the criticism about the government. There was a lot of criticism during this time, and people were thought to be disloyal and unfair. The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed in 1798 and signed by President John Adams. These laws had a series of new powers to deport foreigners.