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the validity of laws passed by the federal government. The Alien and Sedition Acts also unified the Republican Party and secured a victory for the Republican Thomas Jefferson in 1800. The Alien and Sedition Acts were wholly unconstitutional and a needed test for the new republic. They were the representation of what the Constitution was formed to prevent and made finer the distinction between that which is constitutional and that which is not. They were an attempt by the dwindling Federalists to hurt their opponents, the Republicans whose numbers were greatly affected by immigration and whose greatest tool was that of the pen.