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5/7/2015Free template from 1 DO NOW: What were 3 precedents that President Washington set? How did Alexander Hamilton plan to reduce the national debt? Explain President Washington’s foreign policy.
#2 John Adams #3 Thomas Jefferson Following the Precedent
5/7/2015Free template from 3 October 24, 2013 Agenda What was the XYZ Affair? How did President Adams try to strengthen the federal government? Why did President Jefferson struggle of his decision to purchase the Louisiana territory?
5/7/2015Free template from 4 John Adams: Adventures in Foreign Policy France was angry over Jay’s Treaty –France began seizing American ships –Americans wanted to avoid war so officials were sent to negotiate peace XYZ Affair: scandal involving French blackmail of American officials –Demanded a bribe and loan –Americans refused to pay and left –In 1798, France & US engaged in an undeclared war, firing and seizing ships
5/7/2015Free template from 5 Domestic Policy Adams sought to strengthen the government –Alien Act: President could imprison or deport foreign citizens living in the US –Sedition Act: Outlawed written or spoken criticisms of the government The states responded –Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions –States refused to enforce a law they believed to be unconstitutional –Known as nullification
5/7/2015Free template from 6 Election of 1800 Federalists –Ran John Adams –Accused Republicans of being godless and predicted chaos if Jefferson was elected Republicans –Ran Thomas Jefferson –Accused Adams of being a monarch –Wanted to reduce the power of the government Results –Jefferson won the popular vote but not electoral college –House of Representative decided election
5/7/2015Free template from 7 Thomas Jefferson Reducing Government –Believed that the government had too much influence on people’s lives –Too many taxes –Military too big Cut the fat –Reduced number of employees –Slashed the size of the army
5/7/2015Free template from 8 Thomas Jefferson Louisiana Purchase –US needed a port for Mississippi River –Offered $10 million to France for city –Napoleon offered $15 million for entire territory Jefferson’s Struggle –Congress had only authorized $10 mil. –Constitution did not discuss land purchases –Jefferson believed in following the letter of the Constitution
5/7/2015Free template from 9 Activity… Imagine you are President Adams and your time in office is over. What advice would the next leader and the nation? INCLUDE AN INTRODUCTION AND 3 PIECES OF ADVICE.
5/7/2015Free template from 10 Homework Complete Homework #2