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John Adams was the second president of the United States of America. He was a very honest, independent man who wanted to keep his country safe and out of war. Adams had a major influence on our country, but most of it had already been begun by our first president, George Washington. Some of his immense accomplishments are signing the controversial Alien and Sedition Acts, and avoiding the unofficial Quasi War. Adams was born on October 30th, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts (Biography of John Adams). He was named after his father who was a deacon at the church. As a kid he grew up on the family farm in Braintree where he farmed with his father Senior John Adams, who was his role model. Very few know about his mother, Susanna Boylston Adams, …show more content…
The Alien and Sedition Acts are four laws enacted by the Federalist-controlled U.S. Congress, allegedly in response to the hostile actions of the French Revolutionary government on the seas and in the councils of diplomacy, but actually designed to destroy Thomas Jefferson's Republican party, which had openly expressed its sympathies for the French Revolutionaries (Alien and Sedition Acts). I personally think John made a good move signing this. By signing the this, he gave the power to himself to incarcerate or deport immigrants that were thought to have been involved in activities posing a threat to our national government. I also agree with the signing of this because the Sedition Act ceased all Republican opinions of the federalists. This nullified the First Amendment freedoms of speech and the press. Although the Alien Act never had to be used by Adams, it still was a smart move. On the other hand, the Sedition Act did come into action. John Daly Burk, James T. Callender, Thomas Cooper, William Duane, and Matthew Lyon, who some were journalists, were tried, and some even convicted, in sedition proceedings (Alien and Sedition

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