The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills signed into law by President John Adams in 1798. Coincident to this, also in 1798, there was widespread alarm about the presence of the Bavarian Illuminati in the United States.
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Bavarian Illuminati In America”, published to YouTube on April 20, 2017. The clip, which clocks in at 7 minutes and 36 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
In 1895, hard to believe but war between the United States and Great Britain was imminent. All through the 1890s, Latin America was being contended for by imperialist powers including Britain and the U.S. During the time of the Grover Cleveland presidency, “the principal Enemy to be dislodged was Great Britain.” The “most alarming crisis of this period took place in 1895-96, when the U.S. was at a hair’s breadth from actual war with Great Britain over a territorial dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana.” President Grover Cleveland “moved quickly toward war.” 
But war between the United States and Britain was averted, thanks in part to the efforts of Freemasons in both countries. After discussions among themselves, the Brethren of Freemasonry agreed “that there should be no war then, or ever, between England and the United States of America.” 
The above possibly shows that Freemasonry is not inherently evil. However when some of the Masonic Lodges had been infiltrated by the Bavarian Illuminati, that brought about evil results. See, for example, Nesta H. Webster’s book on the French Revolution of 1789-1799.
For the record, I myself am not a Freemason.
The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills passed by the 5th United States Congress and signed into law by President John Adams in 1798. The Wikipedia entry tells us that at the time the U.S. was involved in an undeclared naval war with France. Not mentioned by Wikipedia though, in the context of the Alien and Sedition Acts, is the widespread alarm at the time about the presence of the Bavarian Illuminati operating in America. 
On May 9, 1798, the Reverend Jedediah Morse preached a sermon from the pulpit of the New North Church in Boston in which he warned about “‘the awful events’ which the European Illuminati had precipitated” (presumably in France) and went on to state that “the secret European association had extended its operations to this side of the Atlantic…” 
Heeding and reacting to Morse’s warning were “clearheaded statesmen like Oliver Wolcott, Timothy Pickering, John Adams, and even the great [George] Washington” who voiced “their serious concern over the secret presence in America of those conspirators whose greatest single achievement, a multitude had come to believe, was the enormities of the French Revolution.” 
May 9, 1798: Reverend Morse delivers his sermon warning about the presence of the Bavarian Illuminati in the United States.
July 14, 1798: The Alien and Sedition Acts become law. 
——- Sources ——-
 Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy, by Murray N. Rothbard. Center for Libertarian Studies, 1995.
 The Arcana Of Freemasonry, by Albert Churchward. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1915.
 “Alien and Sedition Acts”, Wikipedia, April 20, 2017.
 New England and the Bavarian Illuminati, by Vernon Stauffer. New York: Columbia University, 1918.
 “Alien & Sedition Acts Become Law in U.S.”, http://skepticism.org/timeline/july-history/7184-alien-sedition-acts-become-law-us.html