Chapter 10 Section 5 Notes John Adam’s Presidency
Chapter 10 Section 5 Terms <ul><li>Political Parties </li></ul><ul><li>Federalist Party </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic-Repub...
The Election of 1796 <ul><li>The first election that involved  Political Parties , or groups that help elect people and in...
The Election of 1796 Continued <ul><li>The  Democratic-Republican   Party  was popular in the South and West and wanted to...
President Adams <ul><li>Adams’ personality was not very good for being president </li></ul><ul><li>He was uncomfortable ar...
The XYZ Affair <ul><li>Adams sent over 3 reps to France to repair relations but the French diplomat wouldn’t see them and ...
The Alien and Sedition Acts <ul><li>Adams was under constant attack by the opposing Republicans. </li></ul><ul><li>Congres...
The Alien and Sedition Acts Continued <ul><li>Jefferson and Madison wanted to get back at the Federalists for the A+S Acts...
The Election of 1800 <ul><li>The Republicans, with Jefferson as their presidential candidate, won the election of 1800 </l...
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Chapter 10 Section 5 Notes

  1. 1. Chapter 10 Section 5 Notes John Adam’s Presidency
  2. 2. Chapter 10 Section 5 Terms <ul><li>Political Parties </li></ul><ul><li>Federalist Party </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic-Republican Party </li></ul><ul><li>XYZ Affair </li></ul><ul><li>Alien and Sedition Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions </li></ul><ul><li>Twelfth Amendment </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Election of 1796 <ul><li>The first election that involved Political Parties , or groups that help elect people and influence governmental policies </li></ul><ul><li>The Federalist Party was popular in New England and wanted to strengthen the federal government, encourage manufacturing and trade and was led by Hamilton and Adams. Adams was the Federalist Party’s candidate for president in 1796 </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Election of 1796 Continued <ul><li>The Democratic-Republican Party was popular in the South and West and wanted to limit the power of the federal government and promote agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson was the leader of the Party </li></ul><ul><li>Adams won the election and Jefferson, the 2 nd place winner, became the VP </li></ul>
  5. 5. President Adams <ul><li>Adams’ personality was not very good for being president </li></ul><ul><li>He was uncomfortable around strangers and seemed cold and distant to people </li></ul><ul><li>He was very smart but also sort of aristocratic, meaning he was rich and thought he was better because of it </li></ul>
  6. 6. The XYZ Affair <ul><li>Adams sent over 3 reps to France to repair relations but the French diplomat wouldn’t see them and said that he would only agree to a treaty for a bribe and a loan. </li></ul><ul><li>Adams didn’t fully say the details of the meeting and when the press got a hold of it they called it the XYZ Affair - for the 3 French agents who proposed the bribe </li></ul><ul><li>Federalists wanted war with France but Adams restored peace </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Alien and Sedition Acts <ul><li>Adams was under constant attack by the opposing Republicans. </li></ul><ul><li>Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798 </li></ul><ul><li>The Alien Act made it so the president could throw out foreign citizens if they seemed to pose a “threat” to security </li></ul><ul><li>The Sedition Act made it illegal for people to write or speak anything against the government </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Alien and Sedition Acts Continued <ul><li>Jefferson and Madison wanted to get back at the Federalists for the A+S Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Kentucky and Virginia passed the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions , which said that the A+S Acts were unconstitutional and that the federal government was interfering with state governments </li></ul><ul><li>These resolutions said that state governments could ignore any federal law they deemed “unconstitutional” </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Election of 1800 <ul><li>The Republicans, with Jefferson as their presidential candidate, won the election of 1800 </li></ul><ul><li>Congress passed the Twelfth Amendment in time for the next election, which had people vote for the president and vice president on separate ballots. </li></ul><ul><li>The transfer of power was peaceful, and showed that the new system was strong </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson thought that the “Revolution of 1800” was a triumph of the common man </li></ul>

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