unluckily for adams the results of the negotiations

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Unformatted text preview: for all that the DRs were subversive foreign agents. So in 1798 the Federalist Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts. - 3 of the Acts were meant for recent immigrants [who were generally DRs]: the Naturalization Act lengthened the residency requirement and had all resident aliens register, and the Alien Acts allowed for the detention of enemy aliens during wartime and allowed the President to deport dangerous aliens. But the Sedition Act applied to citizens as well and tried to control speech against the gov’t. - In response, Jefferson and Madison drafted the Virginia (Madison) and Kentucky (Jefferson) Resolutions, which outlined the whole states’ rights argument for the first time. - Then Adams, acting on information from Europe, once again sent an envoy to Paris, this time seeking compensation for seized ships and abrogation of the 1778 treaty. The Convention of 1800 ended the QuasiWar but only provided for the abrogation of the treaty. - Unluckily for Adams the results of the negotiations weren’t known until after the election of 1800 [his 67 decision to start them alienated everybody and prob. cost him the victory by dividing the Feds]. - Anyhow, the DRs won, even though they almost got really messed up b/c Jefferson and Burr got the same # of votes [it took Hamilton’s behind-the-scenes maneuverings to get Jefferson to be President]. Consequently, in 1804 the Twelfth Amendment changed voting to a party ticket. *Race Relations at the End of the Century* - Many Indians now came under US influence [Treaty of Greenville] so, in 1789, Henry Knox proposed that the new nat’l gov’t set about “civilizing” them. The Indian Trade and Intercourse Act (1793) codified that belief by promising that the gov’t would supply Indians w/animals, tools, and instruction in farming. - This plan, while well intentioned, had the obvious flaw that it ignored traditional Indian customs of communal landowning and women farming/men hunting. Still, some Indians responded [...
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