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1 John Adams Our Second President

2 The Man Harvard educated at 16 Successful lawyer Married Abigail Smith (housewife and wonderful writer) Founding Father Hot tempered First Vice President

3 The Election of 1796 John Adams vs. Thomas Jefferson Wins electoral vote Jefferson becomes his Vice President

4 The XYZ Affair French spies try to extort money from the US extort Congress finds out and is not happy with France Jefferson is embarrassed

5 An Almost War “Quasi-War” with France Builds up army and navy Stays out of an all out war with France

6 Alien & Sedition Acts Anti-Immigrant Aliens deported An attack on First Amendment rights

7 Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions Thomas Jefferson and James Madison write them They object to the Alien & Sedition Acts

8 The Election of 1800 The Democratic- Republicans win! The House of Representatives decides the election Thomas Jefferson defeats John Adams

9 Hamilton Makes a Deal He backs Jefferson for President Aaron Burr gets angry A deadly duel ends the feud


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