john Adams

he was the second President of the United States of America.

Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1755

Born in Braintree (present-day Quincy), Massachusetts

Adams attended the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia as a Massachusetts delegate.

Alien/sedition act

these laws included new powers to DEPORT foreigners

Made it harder for immigrants to vote

Could not become a U.S. citizen in till you where here for 14 years.

the Sedition Act permitted the prosecution of individuals who voiced or printed what the government deemed to be malicious remarks about the government of the United States.

xyz affair

was a diplomatic incident between France and America in the late 18th century

Let to an undeclared war at sea

The French were infuriated by Jay’s Treaty

Quasi War

the xyz affair caused the quasi war

No declaration, but america, french warship attack each other


the British was forcing american to be a part of their navy

this lead to the war of 1812

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