The Jay Treaty was an attempt for America to say as allies with the British again. This attempt was a success because both sides made a compromise and they kept peace between them.
In Washington's farewell speech he gave many pointers for the future America. One thing he said was that a president should only serve 8 years at max.
Alien & Sedition Acts
The Federalist and the Republicans were the first real two political parties. The Federalists were more richer and more "1st class". Also they believed they should be allied with the British and only the British. While the Republicans believed that France was a better choice to side with and was made out of mostly not as educated and poorer people.
Charles Pinckney, John Marshal, & Elbridge Gerry traveled over to France. To meet with the French Minister, they had to pay a $250,000 bribe and a $2,000,000 loan.
The Alien & Sedition Acts made the government able to deport aliens if they seemed dangerous. Also these acts made it crime to publish anything bad about the President or Government.
The government is bad!
The first midnight appointment happened during the Election of 1800 Federalists lost control of both the presidency and congress. To help the federalists John Adams tried to pack the court systems with all federalist right before the deadline.