Expert Information Reading Guide

Expert Information Reading Guide

Instructions

  1. Read the Expert Information and fill in the reading guide.
  2. Complete the Issues of 1800 chart as you view the PowerPoint on the Election of 1800.



Expert Information Reading Guide

The Election of 1796

  1. Who did the Federalists nominate as President in the 1796 election?
  2. Who did the Republicans nominate for President?
  1. Who won the election of 1796? Who was Vice President?
  2. What is the most significant thing about the election of 1796?

The XYZ Affair

  1. The purpose of Jay’s Treaty was to encourage ______and ______with Britain.
  1. Jay’s Treaty was unpopular at home and in ______.
  1. In response to the treaty, France began to ______.
  1. U.S. representatives went to France to negotiate peace. They were not received officially, but were met by secret representatives known as ______, _____, and _____.
  1. What was the deal the French agents proposed?
Subversion
  1. Define “subversion”-
  1. There was a belief among some that we needed to protect our new government ______.
The Alien and Sedition Acts
  1. The new Naturalization Act increased residency requirement for citizenship from ____ years to _____ years.
  1. The Alien Act and Alien Enemies Act gave the president power to ______people perceived to be a threat to government.
  1. Define “sedition”-
  1. The Sedition Act allowed for punishment of those who ______.
  1. How might these acts affect Republicans?
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions
  1. The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions were designed to limit ______government power while increasing ______government power.
  1. The Kentucky Resolution said any power not given to the federal government was automatically a power of the ______.
  1. The Virginia Resolution proposed that states should be allowed to ______.
  1. Define “nullify”-
  1. ______is the power of states to limit the power of the federal government.

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Issues of the Election of 1800

Issue

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John Adams and the Federalists

/ Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans

Who is our friend?

The army and navy
Subversion
Strong federalist vs. strong state government
Who should rule?

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Issues of the Election of 1800 KEY

Issue

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John Adams and the Federalists

/ Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans

Who is our friend?

/ “The British are our friends. We have traditions, family ties, and trade with Britain.”
The XYZ Affair shows that the French cannot be trusted / The French are our friends. They helped us in our revolution against Britain
Jay’s Treaty with Britain gave the French no choice in the XYZ Affair.
We need our own American traditions
The army and navy / We need a strong military to protect our country
Our navy got the attention of the French during the XYZ Affair
We need a strong navy to protect our trade / We don’t need a standing army because it can be used against the people. I support a militia
The Federalists use the army to keep themselves in power. They only appoint Federalists as officers
Subversion / The Alien and Sedition Acts protect our young and vulnerable country from subversion by allowing us to remove dangerous people / The Alien and Sedition Acts violate our First Amendment freedoms
Federalists do not fear subversion as much as they fear any criticism of their policies
Strong federalist vs. strong state government / I am against the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions because the Constitution gives the federal government power and reserves power to the state governments
The federal government should always be stronger than the state governments / I support the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions. States should be stronger so that we do not have a federal government with too much power
The government gets its power from the people, and smaller state governments are more responsive to the people
Who should rule? / The rich and educated should rule because they have a vested interest in and knowledge of government / The common people should have more say in the government. After all, they make up the greatest majority of AmericansAlways remember the first words of the Constitution…. ‘We the people…’”

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