This handout has note taking guides, discussion questions, graphic organizers, and a vocabulary review game that covers the important cases of the Marshall court, mainly Marbury v Madison and McCulloch v Maryland. It also has activities for the Alien and Sedition Acts and the Louisiana Purchase.
Text reading explains details about President John Adams Accompanied by student questions / answer keyClass / Group Discussion Questions-trouble with France-Alien and Sedition Act-XYZ AffairVirginia and Kentucky ResolutionsThe End of the Federalist Era
John Adams, Second President of the United States served as Vice President under Washington. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and acted as envoy to France, the Netherlands and Great Britain during and after the Revolutionary War. The Adams presidency was marred by the Alien and Sedition Acts, which limited political debate and participation and were largely dismantled by Jefferson.
This image explains the ideas behind the Alien and Sedition Acts that were brought upon the US. They basically stated that it was illegal for both aliens and citizens to impede execution of federal laws; bring government into disrepute; instigate riots or insurrection; or prevent a federal officer from doing their duty. Under this the Federalists prosecuted Republican newspapers and they claimed that this violated their 1st amendment rights.