• The Alien And Sedition Acts
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    The Alien and Sedition Acts were four laws passed in 1798. The Naturalization Act raised the number of years of United States residency required for naturalization from 5 to 14. The Alien Act empowered the president to arrest and deport aliens considered dangerous. The Alien Enemies Act provided for the deportation of subjects of foreign powers at war with the United States. The Sedition Act made it illegal to publish certain statements against the government, oppose lawful acts of the Congress ...
  • John Adams President France Made
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    John Adams John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, in Massachusetts Bay. He was born in a well-to-do family of five. He is the eldest son and was named after his father, John Adams. Young Adams was able to receive a proper childhood education, as his father was a deacon of the Congregational church, as well as a lieutenant of the local militia. Despite his busy schedule, his main interest and occupation was farming. At 1761, Adams' father passed away due to the flu epidemic. His mother remarri...
  • John Adams Mccullough Book Jefferson
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    David McCullough. John Adams. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 656 pp. David McCullough was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1933, and educated at Yale where he graduated with honors in English literature. McCullough lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts with his wife, Rosalie Barnes McCullough. They have five children and fifteen grandchildren. He is the author of Truman, Brave Companions, Mornings on Horseback, The Path Between the Seas, The Great Bridge, and the Johnstown Flood. He has r...
  • Thomas Jeff Outline Vice President
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    Lenora Spahn 9/22/00 Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson A. Born- April 13, 1743 in Shadwell, Va. B. Died- July 4, 1826 II. Background A. Educational- College of William and Mary (1760-1762), 5 year apprenticeship studying law under George Wythe. B. Occupational- 1. Began to practice law on his own: representing small scale planters from western countries involving land claims and titles. 2. House of Burgesses, elected 1768: Opposed all forms of Parliamentary taxation and supported nonimportati...
  • John Adams Presidency Time Wrote
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    JOHN ADAMS Adams, John (1735-1826), second president (1797-1801) and first vice-president (1789-97) of the United States, and leader in the movement for independence. His presidency was marked by rivalry with Alexander Hamilton, controversy over government measures taken to curb political opposition, and a crisis in U. S. relations with France. John Adams was born on October 30, 1735, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, a town in which Adamses had lived since 1638. His father had married i...
  • John Adams 2 Ferling 1992
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    John Adams, who became the second president of the United States, has been accused by some historians of being the closest thing America ever had to a dictator or monarch (Onuf, 1993). Such strong accusations should be examined in the context of the era in which Mr. Adams lived and served. A closer examination of the historical events occurring during his vice presidency and his term as president, strongly suggests that Adams was not, in fact, a dictator. Indeed, except for his lack of charisma...
  • Thomas Jefferson Virginia Information Adams
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    Thomas Jefferson I really didn't have any problems finding information about Thomas Jefferson. On the Internet, I just did a search for Thomas Jefferson, and I got all kinds of information, from the Thomas Jefferson University to his autobiography. If I was the teacher, I would have allowed the students to print off of the web pages. It isn't illegal, and it would make it much easier and more efficient to hit command-p and hit return than copy down 5 pages of information longhand and not be able...
  • John Marshall The Great Chief Justice
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    John Marshall: The Great Chief Justice John Marshall was born in Fauquier County, Virginia on September 4, 1755. He was the first son of Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. His role in American history is undoubtedly a very important one. As a boy, Marshall was educated by his father. He learned to read and write, along with some lessons in history and poetry. At the age of fourteen, he was sent away to school, and year later he returned home to be tutored by a Scottish pastor who lived wit...
  • Women In History Benjamin Rush
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    Equality has been a controversial issue ever since time began. Whether it be race, sex, or religion, it has always been an unsettled topic of concern. Equality between men and women is often brought into society. I think men and women should be treated equal from all perspectives. Gender is what makes women different from men, but does not make women incapable of compiling valuable choices. Women and men have the ability to make decisions that will benefit all people in a fair way. As it is, me...
  • Abigail John Letters One
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    John Adams, a Harvard graduate and well-educated politician, married Abigail Smith in October of 1764. She was the daughter of a wealthy minister. Despite the lack of formal education because of illness, Abigail learned to read, write, and converse on level of great dignity. Ten years into their marriage, Mr. Adams was elected into Congress to represent Massachusetts. He was to attend a conference in Philadelphia in August and was going to have to leave Abigail at home with their seven-year-old...
  • Thomas Jefferson Adams John President
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    George Washington George Washington was the father of our country. He was a strong individual. Washington was born in 1732 in Westmoreland county, Virginia. His father, Augustine Washington was a planter, known to his friends as Gus. His mother was Mary Bell Washington. George Washington was self-taught and self-reliant. He copied 110 rules of civility and decent behavior. Washington learned all of his morals from books. Washingtons mother didnt send Washington to any special school, she sent h...
  • John Adams United States
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    Brandon Giroux Bible-12 John Adams Everyone here will agree that George Washington was the first president of the United States, correct What if I told you that under the United States Constitution, John Adams has been robbed of the rightful title of "The First President of the United States" What would you believe then John Adams was the son of John Adams and Susanna Boylston. Adams was born and raised in Braintree, Massachusetts. He attended school in Braintree; and at the age of 16 entered Ha...
  • John Adams Language Government English
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    The author, John Adams, was an American politician, writer and lawyer. He was sent to Europe (Holland), in 1775 approximately, on a diplomatic mission to reassure the relationship between America and Europe, and it was then he wrote the letter concerning this essay. He was known as a patriot and he fought passionately to make English become an important and popular language in all parts of the world. He became the United States' vice-president in 1795 and later he became president. Being a patr...
  • Abigail Adams Patriot And Women's Rights Advocate
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    During the American Revolution, a patriot was defined as "one who loves, supports and defends one country" (Webster's Dictionary) Most certainly these qualities were reserved exclusively for the male population of the time. In 1776, words such as androgynous, woman's activist did not exist. It is difficult to obtain and explain one simple definition of what a patriotic American was around 1776 and the Declaration of Independence. Therefore how can one person give a simple definition of a patriot...
  • John Adams United States
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    John Adams, the first vice president under George Washington and the second President of the United States, accompanied the growing country through some of its most serious tribulations. He became the first President to live in the White House, and was also the first chief executive whose son also served as president. Adams played a major role in the adoption and in the signing of the historic document, The Declaration of Independence. Adams barely earned popularity during his long political car...
  • John Adams Xyz Affair
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    John Adams was born on October 30, 1975, in Braintree Massachusetts on their family farm. He was named after his father who was a deacon of the church. Senior Adams was John's role model in life. His father died of a flu epidemic in 1761. Susanna Boylston Adams, John Adams mother, comparatively not much was known about her except for her fiery temper. Susanna Adams died in 1797, while John was serving his first year as president. John had two brothers named Peter and Elihu. John's parents gave ...
  • Abigail Adams Book Analysis
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    Part One Long characterized as the wife of the second president and the mother of the sixth, Natalie Bober, in Abigail Adams witness to a Revolution, describes Abigail Adams as an accomplished woman in her own right. In this well researched biography she presents an intimate portrait of a unique individual while also reflecting the course and times of the 18 th century. Bober uses information derived from Abigail's more than two thousand personal letters as a vehicle to transport her readers to ...
  • Abigail Adams And Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt were two of the most influential and empowering women in the history of the United States. They made great contributions that helped improve the rights of all people. Their persistence and determination for a better way of life has shaped the foundation for which we live. Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as Abigail Smith. When she was twenty years old she married John Adams and they moved to Braintree, MA. Abigail and Joh...
  • Jay Treaty War Washington Foreign
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    America's Growing Pains America? sAmerica's Growing Pains Essay, Research Paper America? s first two presidents, George Washington and John Adams, both resolutely adhered to the idea that America should endeavor to stay out of war at all times, and did everything in their power to evade declaring and entering into war. Throughout their reigns, war was ubiquitous in Europe, and many countries (especially Britain and France) made numerous attempts to obtain and secure America? s support. Washingto...
  • Ben Franklin 3 3
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    Ben Franklin When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he often sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When a historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many wise people. Benjamin Franklin was one of these wise people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He can be compared to Leonardo da Vinci, as his versatility is like that of a Renaissance Man. Benjamin Franklin was a Renaissance man of ...