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NOTES on Adams and Jefferson. John Adams – 2 nd President 1. Background a.Vice President under Washington b.Federalist – political party in favor of a.

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1 NOTES on Adams and Jefferson

2 John Adams – 2 nd President 1. Background a.Vice President under Washington b.Federalist – political party in favor of a strong Federal gov’t

3 2. Presidency a.Britain and war i.Europeans seize contraband (war materials) headed to enemy country b.Secretary of State goes to France to negotiate c.XYZ Affair – French agents (X,Y,Z) demand $250,000 to begin negotiations i.Adams = irritated and offended!

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5 Give me your cargo!

6 d. Est. peacetime army (10,000 men) and builds Navy e. Alien & Sedition Acts - laws intended to frighten foreigners i.Alien - Pres could deport/imprison “dangerous” aliens (foreigners) ii.Sedition - Forbade people from writing/speaking out against government

7 1800 Election Results AdamsJefferson

8 Thomas Jefferson – 3 rd President 1.Background a.Secretary of State under Washington b.Democratic Republican – political party opposed to strong Federal gov’t Small government!

9 2. Presidency a.Louisiana Purchase – buys 828,000 sq miles for $15 million i.Doubles size of nation ii.Gain control of the Mississippi River


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