The Alien and Sedition Acts showed how different which two political parties were?

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Sep 4, 2017


The Federalists and the Democratic Republicans


The Alien and Sedition Act showed the division of the Federalists(John Adams was part of it) and the Democratic Republicans(Jefferson's party). Adams supported this act because he wanted aliens to be required fourteen years of legal residence to be granted U.S citizenship. Jefferson had this law repealed in 1802 and had the requirement go back to its original five-year long period.