The Virginia and Kentucky resolutions were statements written by Jefferson and Madison that said the Alien and Sedition acts were unconstitutional.
Thomas Jefferson, who wrote Virginia resolutions
Hartford Convention 1814-1815
The Hartford Convention was a meeting of New England Federalists expressing their grievances over the war of 1812.
The Old House, where the convention took place
Webster Hayne Debate 1830
The Webster Hayne Debate between Webster senator of Massachusetts and senator Hayne of South Carolina over protectionist tariffs.
Painting of the debate
South Carolina Exposition and Protest 1828
The South Carolina Exposition was a document written by Calhoun that protested against the Tariff of 1828. South Carolina threatened to succeed if the tariff wasn't repealed. These acts were similar in that they all protested against the government and established laws.
A depiction of the many protestors
The Alien and Sedition acts were formed on "a power not delegated by the Constitution, but on the contrary, expressly and positively forbidden by one of the amendments thereto" -James Madison, Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
This is the stance of the Resolutions: that the Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional and wrong.