The X,Y,Z affair was one of the most terrible thing that John Adams dd to the country. John Adams sent three commissioners to France, that was taking America ships that was not fighting with them. John Adams risks three American lives in France, we did not know if the French would take the three commissioners and say we needed to pay to get them back, but the three men came back(Davidson and Stoff,p.g.298). The three men said that the French wanted a bride of $250,000 and millions of dollars to give to them then they would stop taken ships. When the people hear about what the French said the people said “ Millions for defence,but not one sixpence for tribute(Davidson and Stoff,p.g.298)”.
The X,Y,Z affair was a poor action that John Adams did. Because he sent three men into the enemy homeland and wanted the men to stop what the french has been doing to the U.S. but he should have did it himself to show that we mean business. The French that that they could get anything from us because we were a young country, and that why they wanted a lot of money from us. He also...
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...cans for the power to run the government for the country. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr won over John Adams but then there is a tie. The power change for the better because the Republicans are the people. On the 36th vote Thomas Jefferson becomes the Third President of the United States of America (Davidson and Stoff,p.g.310-312).
“ A wise and frugal government... shall restrain men from injuring one another... shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits..., and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned .This is the sum of good government (Jefferson,1801) .” These are the words of Thomas Jefferson when he because the President. Now can you see why John Adams was a poor President, John Adams was a poor because of these reasons, the X,Y,Z affair, the Alien Act, the unconstitutional Sedition Act, and the “Revolution of 1800”.
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