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how was adams involved in the Boston massacre

he was the lawyer

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how was adams involved with the declaration of independence

involved with the drafting of it; one of the five people

3

what was adams

a radical; "no taxation without representation"

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who was adams the ambassador to

Britain

5

what was adams the first of

vice president

6

how many terms in office did adams have

two terms

7

what is another word for terms in office

administration

8

was adams a federalist or anti-federalist

federalist

9

what construction did adams believe in

loose; just like hamilton

10

what year did adams become president

1796; was really 1797 when he was inaugurated

11

who was adams wife and how many children

abigail, 4 children

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where did adams go to college

harvard

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how was adams at being president

not very good; was describes as problematic at best

14

why was adams and at being president

he always thought that he was right and was never willing to change his opinion or negotiate, all of which caused conflict between everyone

15

what was the XYZ affair

xyz were the names of spies (they didn't want them to know there real names)

16

what was adams worst mistake

after being made fun of in the paper, he made it a law that you not talk about the president or anyone of power in the paper or any other forms of it

17

what was adams the father of

the american navy

18

where was adams born

mass.

19

when did adams join the patriots

after the stamp act

20

who was he second cousins to

Samuel adams

21

what was his famous quote

no taxation without representation

22

how did adams feel about the war between Britain and France

he wanted to stay out of it

23

what angered the french and what did they do about it

jay's treaty,/
they began to attack american ships

24

what did adams do about the french

sent diplomats to negotiate with the french

25

what diplomats did adams send

pinckney, Gerry, Marshal

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impressment

would search american ships for British people (deserters) whether they were current citizens or were at some point or another (this is going to be the number 1 cause of the war of 1812

27

Quasi-War

no declaration of the war, but the french and american warships attacked each other

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what did american negotiators do about the war

offered french same terms as Jays Treaty, but they refused

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what did the french do about the alliance they had with the americans

released it
(1778)

30

alien friends act

 Authorized the president to deport any resident alien considered “dangerous to the peace and safety of the united states”
 Aimed at French sympathizers

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alien enemies act (still in effect)

 Authorized the president to apprehend and deport resident aliens if their home countries were at war with the United States

32

Naturalization acts

extended the duration of residence required for aliens to become citizens to 14 years

33

Sedition Acts

 Made it a crime to publish “false, scandalous, and malicious writing” against the government or its officials

34

virginia and Kentucky

• If any state did not agree with a law that was made, they could vote to decided not to follow that law
 Called nullification
• All of this didn’t work
o Those two states tried to get it passed

35

what was Jeffersons reaction to the sedition acts

thought it was unconstitutional; went against the first and 19th amendment

36

1800 election

one of the nastiest elections ever; between Jefferson and Adams

37

What election was tied

Jefferson and Burr, so it went to the federalist house

38

what did the federalist act vote for

on 35 ballots, deadlocked 8 states to 8 states

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what happened on the 36th ballot

hamilton convinced other federalists to change the vote to Jefferson (because Burr was a personal enemy to him)