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John Adams
Updated: 10/2/2020
John Adams
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  • The Presidential Election of 1796
  • The candidates are Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The winner is... John Adams! The second President of the United States is John Adams!
  • President Adams, It's 1797, Britain and France are at war and Britain wants to sign a peace treaty called Jay's treaty with us!
  • Okay, sign Jay's treaty with Britain and sent three members of delegation to France to keep the peace
  • Mr. President we were sent by France
  • Please call us X, Y, and Z. We were sent here to demand and a loan of $10,000,000 to France
  • Sorry but I refuse
  • Understandable but please know that this will increase hostility with France and will eventually lead to an undeclared Quasi-War
  • I'm going to pass four laws which will be called the Alien and Sedation act, it will make it harder for an immigrant to become a citizen (Naturalization Act), allow the president to imprison and deport non-citizens who are deemed dangerous ("An Act Concerning Aliens", also known as the Alien Friends Act of 1798)[2] or who were from a hostile nation (Alien Enemy Act of 1798),[3] and criminalized making false statements that were critical of the federal government(Sedition Act of 1798)
  • The candidates are Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The winner is...Thomas Jefferson ! The third President of the United States is Thomas Jefferson!
  • The Presidential Election of 1800
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