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John Adams

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  • Q1
    From the Sedition Act, passed by Congress in 1798: “SEC. 2. And be it farther enacted, That if any person shall write, print, utter or publish, or shall cause or procure to be written, printed, uttered or published, or shall knowingly and willingly assist or aid in writing, printing, uttering or publishing any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States, or either house of the Congress of the United States, or the President of the United States, with intent to defame the said government, or either house of the said Congress, or the said President, or to bring them, or either of them, into contempt or disrepute; . . . then such person, . . . shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars, and by imprisonment not exceeding two years.” What statement do you think a Democratic-Republican might have made after reading this excerpt?
    “The Sedition Act strikes at the heart of the First Amendment.”
    “Immigration rights are guaranteed in the Constitution.”
    “The president has more powers than Congress.”
    “The federal government must be given the power to maintain peace.”
  • Q2
    Which action taken by President Washington would have been supported by the Federalists but not by the Democratic-Republicans?
    the Proclamation of Neutrality
    the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts
    the creation of the National Bank
    the formation of a cabinet
  • Q3
    Which characteristics best describe the beliefs of the Democratic-Republican Party?
    loose interpretation of the Constitution; free trade; National Bank
    rule by the people; strict interpretation of the Constitution; strong state governments
    state banks; rule by the wealthy class; protective tariffs
    strong federal government; state banks; protective tariffs
  • Q4
    Which political party stood for a strong federal government?
  • Q5
    Which of the following proposed a challenge to the constitutional authority of the national government?
    political parties
    the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    the Sedition Act
    peace with France
  • Q6
    Who was the second president of the United States?
    John Adams
    Thomas Jefferson
    Alexander Hamilton
    Aaron Burr
  • Q7
    What divided the Federalists and hurt John Adams’s chance for reelection?
    treaty with France
    neutrality act
    states' rights
    war with France
  • Q8
    Why did John Adams send delegates over to France to meet with Charles de Talleyrand?
    He wanted to officially declare war against France.
    He wanted the French to stop attacking and seizing American ships.
    He wanted money from the French.
    He wanted to make an alliance against the British.
  • Q9
    What event most likely caused the XYZ Affair?
    The Alien and Sedition Acts
    Jay's Treaty
    The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    The Treaty of Paris
  • Q10
    Which of the following acts made a crime to speak or write false or negative information about the government?
    Alien Act
    Treason Act
    the Sedition Act
    Naturalization Act

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