John Adams was the second president of our US history. John Adams was a hot head who butt heads with France, an was the first president to be threatened with war.
Adams was very unpopular or looked at in a bad manner inside of his own federalist party. This is because of the fact he did not call war.
XYZ Affairs First The french were unhappy because they were alarmed by the British and American treaties( The Jays treaty.) The french in return captured american ships. The XYZ were Three french ambassadors who wanted the bribe of money in order to give captured america ships and sailors back. Many americansn were mad at the fact that Thomas Jefferson; a Political figure, was a french supporter.
Adams claims "Millions for defense but not a penny for tribute" this shows that Adams will not pay to have his sailors and ships back. None the less Adams still got France to sign a treaty; Some way or another.
Alien and Sedition Acts Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts for a way to make it harder for foreigners to become US citizens because of the fact that Adams was scared for another revolutionary war, The sedition acts were made in the sake of no one badmouthing the government. Not everyone was to happy about the Sedition acts