Boo! You are giving up more than we are getting. ITS NOT FAIR!
I am John Jay and I am here to make peace with Britain.
Washington's Farewell Speech
Farewell my people.
Development of Political Parties
I am Thomas Jefferson and I am a Democratic- Republican.
I am Alexander Hamilton and I am a Federalist.
John Jay was sent to London by Washington to fix problems with Britain. When he arrived he wrote the Jay Treaty and many Americans did not like this because they believed that it gave up more than they were getting.
If you give us a $12,000,000 loan and a $250,000 bribe.
Washington decided to step down from presidency after serving 2 terms. In his farewell speech he describes what he would like to happen in the future and he gives some advice to the American people.
Alien and Sedition Acts
Political parties came along because 2 governmental opponents got voted as President and Vice President. As a result, they had discrepancies and political parties were born.
Wanting to talk to the French President Adams sent 3 men to France to try to talk. Those men were met by 3 agents they named X, Y, and Z. When the Americans asked to talk the French asked for a total of $12,250,000. Responding to this, Americans were furious that the French would do this.
May we talk ?
The Alien and Sedition Acts gave the government the right to make it a crime to publish anything bad about the government and they authorized the president to deport any resident alien considered dangerous to the country.
As President I have right to take you out of this country if we do not like you. If you say, write, or publish anything against me or the rest of the government it is a CRIME!
The Midnight Appointments were about John Adams trying to finish up some loose ends that he wanted to finish in his presidency. Congress and Adams then tried to pack the courts with Federalist Judicial appointments during the final 2 months of Adams presidency.
What do we do we are going to lose both houses of Congress and the Presidency!