Read the Expert Information on the XYZ Affair and answer the guided reading questions.
John Adams “The British are our friends. We have traditions, family ties, and trade with Britain.” “The XYZ Affair shows that the French cannot be trusted.” Federalists
Thomas Jefferson “The French are our friends. They helped us in our revolution against Britain.” “Jay’s Treaty with Britain gave the French no choice in the XYZ Affair.” “We need our own American traditions.” Democratic- Republicans
John Adams “We need a strong military to protect our country.” “Our navy got the attention of the French during the XYZ Affair.” “We need a strong navy to protect our trade.” Federalists
Thomas Jefferson “We do not need a standing army because it can be used against the people. I support a militia.” “The Federalist use the army to keep themselves in power. They only appoint Federalists as officers.” Democratic- Republicans
Read the Expert Information on Subversion and the Alien and Sedition Acts and answer the guided reading questions.
John Adams “The Alien and Sedition Acts protect our young and vulnerable country from subversion by allowing us to remove dangerous people.” Federalists
Thomas Jefferson “The Alien and Sedition Acts violate our First Amendment freedoms.” “Federalists do not fear subversion as much as they fear any criticism of their policies.” Democratic- Republicans
Read the Expert Information on the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and answer the guided reading questions.
John Adams “I am against the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions because the Constitution gives the federal government power and reserves power to the state governments.” “The federal government should always be stronger than the state governments.” Federalists
Thomas Jefferson “I support the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions. States should be stronger so that we do not have a federal government with too much power.” “The government gets its power from the people, and smaller state governments are more responsive to the people.” Democratic- Republicans
John Adams “The rich and educated should rule because they have a vested interest in and knowledge of government.” Federalists
Thomas Jefferson “The common people should have more say in the government. After all, they make up the greatest majority of Americans.” “Always remember the first words of the Constitution…. ‘We the people…’” Democratic- Republicans
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