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60

Why did france hate us

Jays treaty seen as favoritism
French began to seize american ships on route to GB

61

What did Adams do

Sent a delegation to Paris
Charles de Talleyrand (foreign minister) refused to meet but sent three agents to bribe them and ask for a loan to stop fighting
Adams furious called it the XYZ affair

62

Alien and sedition acts

Public anger rose over France
Us became suspicious of aliens
Federalists came up with strict laws for protection

63

Aliens

Foreigners

64

Sedition

Activities aimed at weakening the established government

65

What are the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions?

@Drafted by Jefferson and Madison these documents claimed that the Acts violated the Constitution
@Called for states to nullify-legally overturn-federal laws that were on unconstitutional
@supported the principal idea of states rights
@States rights – powers of the federal gov should be limited to those expressly given in the Constitution and all else should be up to the states

66

Describe Adams as president

In 1800, France agreed to a peace treaty

Adams decided not to go to war--enemies in own party

First to live in the White House
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