John Adams

2nd President of the United States of America

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Term

1797-1801


Party

Federalist


Vice President

Thomas Jefferson


Election Opponents

Thomas Jefferson


America At This Time

  • Had an Army and a Navy but were not equipped for war
  • A lot of immigrants were coming into America


Key People of the Presidency

  1. Thomas Jefferson- Developed the Kentucky plan
  2. James Madison- Developed the Virginia Plan
  3. John Marshall- Asserted power to the supreme court to determine what is constitutional

Quotes

"Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among the people!"


Economic Policies

Hamiltons Plan was continued- A financial program to pay of national debt, protect national industries and to create a national bank.

Foreign Policies

XYZ Affair- French ministers demanded bribes to negotiate the seizing of US warships by the french.

Alien and Sedition Acts- An act passed to weaken Democratic-Republicans

  • Naturalization act- makes it harder to become a citizen
  • Alien act- President can deport any aliens considered dangerous
  • Sedition act- Made it illegal for newspapers to criticize the president or congress

Domestic Policies

Alien and Sedition Acts- An act passed to weaken Democratic-Republicans

  • Naturalization act- makes it harder to become a citizen
  • Alien act- President can deport any aliens considered dangerous
  • Sedition act- Made it illegal for newspapers to criticize the president or congress
Kentucky and Virginia resolutions- Declared state a "compact" and could nullify laws if the federal government broke the compact

Revolution of 1800- Peaceful transfer of power from Federalist to Democratic-Republican (Jefferson)