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Adams is President Ch 4 Sec 2
An awkward situation Early Elections: Most votes president, second most vice president Adams won presidency Federalist Jefferson won vice presidency Republican.
John Adams’ first test, the Quasi-War with France French angry over Jay's Treaty Adams Sends Charles Pinckney, Elbridge Gerry and John Marshal to Paris “Millions for defense, not a Sixpence for tribute.” XYZ Affair Federalist use public anger to push 4 laws through
Alien and Sedition Acts 1)Immigrant 14 years before citizen 2)President could deport any alien he felt was a threat to US (without trial) 3)During war, aliens of foreign enemy country could be arrested, imprisoned or deported 4)Illegal to print false, scandalous or malicious writings.
Republican Response to the alien and sedition act. Kentucky and Virginia (Republican states) pass resolutions written secretly by Jefferson Interposition: Un-Constitutional States do not have to follow. Nullification: Would have huge implications later
Election of 1800 Republicans nominate – Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr Federalist nominate – Incumbent: John Adams Flaw in Constitution?
Electoral College People do not vote for president States choose Electors Tie Between Jefferson and Burr Federalist-controlled house decided
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