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Aim: What events defined John Adam’s presidency?
Do Now: Who won the Presidential election of 1796? How do you know?
Complete the guided notes….
What happened during Adam’s presidency? ? ? attacked diplomacy What? !? ! The French did what? ? ? …. I thought they were my friends
The XYZ affair & the Quasi War • John Adams sent 3 diplomats (Pinckney, Marshall, and Gerry) to France to try to solve the conflict with France. • 3 French diplomats, known as X, Y, and Z demanded a bribe of $10 million dollars. • Many Americans were now concerned with rumors of French enemy spies in the country. • This almost started a war with France—the Quasi War (almost war)
Turn-Think-Talk The Sedition Act What could happen to a group of friends who planned a protest against the government’s policies toward France?
Turn-Think-Talk Continuation of the Sedition Act What else does the Sedition Act prohibit?
Turn-Think-Talk Did the Alien & Sedition act come into conflict with the First Amendment?
Summary of Alien and Sedition Acts (1798) To be eligible for citizenship, an alien Naturalization must prove 14 years of residence Act within the United States (previously 5 years). President may deport any alien he views as “dangerous to the peace Alien Act and safety of the U. S. ” No trial or evidence required. No defense.
Summary of Alien and Sedition Acts (1798) 1) Illegal to conspire to oppose any law of the United States. Sedition Act 2) Illegal for any person to write print or publish “any false, scandalous and malicious writing. . against the government. ”
Stations activity 1. Get into groups of 4 -5 2. You will walk with your group and will sit at the different stations to read a document 3. You will have 4 minutes to read and complete a graphic organizer. 4. A bell will ring to let you know that you need to move on. Follow these directions, don’t stay behind and you will get a 5!
The XYZ affair