The man who put our country at stake.
Basically you could not speak, ensemble, or write anything bad about the government that was malicious or not true. (you couldn't speak your mind) Which violate the first amendment (Freedom of Speech). You couldn't say anything negative about the government even if you formed a group and if the government found out you all would be arrested this applies to foreigners and American Citizens.
*States not having power*
~Alien and Sedition~
Among the laws are: Naturalization Act, which extended the time immigrants could apply for citizenship from 5 to 14 years which delayed the ability for them to vote. The Alien Enemies Act established the precedent that once war started the president could arrest all male citizens of the enemy. Alien Friends Act authorized the president to deport any non-citizen suspected of plotting against the government. The fourth law was the Sedition Act which made it illegal to publish or speak any false or spiteful criticism against the government.
The Republican party spoke out saying that these laws went against the first amendments right to free speech, but the Federalist party which John Adams was a member controlled the majority in congress and the Acts were passed and signed into law by president John Adams signed them into law on July 14, 1978