The Alien and Sedition Acts - The most controversial legislation to which Adams gave his signature, these acts were a High Federalist reaction to the rabid Republic press and the large number of French emigrees whose loyalty might be suspect in the event of open war.
The Articles of Confederation - This interim constitution governed the rebelling colonies in 1776 through 1787.
Auteuil, France - This was the large house on the outskirts of Paris where John, Abigail and Nabby lived before his appointment to London was confirmed by Congress.
Federalists - Proponents of a strong central government, their undisputed leader was Alexander Hamilton.
The Kentucky Resolutions - Jefferson's reaction to the Alien and Sedition Acts, these declared the states as ultimate arbiters of federal authority.
New York, New York - The site of the first capital of the United States, where Washington was inaugurated and where Adams spent...
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