How did John Adams respond to the french actions?

During John Adams presidency, French privateers captured several American ships claiming they were carrying British war goods. In response, Adams built up the American navy. Fearing French espionage, in 1798 Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Act which Adams signed into law. The act gave the President powers to expelled people from the country that he deemed were dangerous, increased the residency requirement to gain citizenship and restricted free speech. Adams never used the law to expel anyone and at the end of his term he appointed John Marshall, a staunch opponent to the law, to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
During John Adams presidency, French privateers captured several American ships claiming they were carrying British war goods. In response, Adams built up the American navy. Fearing French espionage, in 1798 Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Act which Adams signed into law. The act gave the President powers to expelled people from the country that he deemed were dangerous, increased the residency requirement to gain citizenship and restricted free speech. Adams never used the law to expel anyone and at the end of his term he appointed John Marshall, a staunch opponent to the law, to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.