The presidency of the fat, arrogant, anti-charismatic, national embarrassment, known as president John Adams.Now, this is one of my least favorite person back then in history, because I think he is a hypocrite and does not do a very well in his position of president in my opinion.I mean come on you defend a REDCOAT, yes everyone deserves the right to trial, but I wouldn’t defend a redcoat.But, hey at least I can trash talk about him in this paragraph.Anyway, during John Adams presidency there was the X, Y, and Z Affair.The X, Y, and Z Affair was a political and diplomatic event in 1797 and 1798, early in the administration of John Adams, involving a confrontation between the United States and Republican France that led into an undeclared war called Quasi-War.Later on, it led, to Jay’s treaty.It did not follow George Washington’s farewell address advice because it states that he warned Americans while in foreign affairs, don’t get long-term alliances with other nations.Later on, the Alien and Sedition acts are passed.The Alien and Sedition Acts were a series of laws passed by the Federalist Congress in 1798 and signed into law by President John Adams.These laws included new powers to deport foreigners as well making it harder for immigrants to vote.A new immigrant would have to reside in the United States 5 or more years.Now the new law raised it to 14 years.As one federalist claimed there was no need to “invite hordes of Wild Irishmen, nor the turbulent and disorderly of all the world, to come here with a basic view to distract our tranquillity.”In the Sedition act, the most controversial of the new laws was, permitting strong government control over individual actions.The act prohibited public opposition to the government.Fines and imprisonment could be used against those who write, speak, print, or publish any fabrications and malicious writing against the government.Of course, these acts increased the national government’s power, though this wrecked John Adams reputation and it cost him the Election of 1800.Also, another event that cost him was when John Adams decides to fires Hamilton, and Adams would call Hamilton “A creole bastard in his taunts”, as well once he had described Hamilton as “the bastard brat of a Scotch peddler.Alexander Hamilton did not let that pass by like it was a light wind coming through,so he got so angry(Hamilton did have anger issues, so basically if he wants to destroy your reputation, he’ll write like he is running out of time.) so he decided to write an open letter to John Adams,the letter was so long and precise,and beautiful roasting but in a professional, genius way, in summary, it was this,”Sit down John, you fat “(censored).As, well the acts did violate the constitution because it violated amendment one, the freedom of speech. Thomas Jefferson is coming home, he’s been kicking butt as an ambassador of France.Thomas Jefferson accepted an appointment from President George Washington to become the new nation’s first Secretary of State. And this post Jefferson clashed with the US Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton over for him policy and their defrayed and interpretations of the US Constitution. In the early 1790s Jefferson who favored strong state and local government co-founded the Democratic- Republican Party that opposed Hamilton’s Federalist Party which advocated for a strong national government with broad powers over the economy.Now he won the election of 1800.Alexander Hamilton was one of the breaking ties, and his vote went to Jefferson, even if he had hated for Jefferson, they fought on like 75 different fronts, and Hamilton would most of the time win debates, cabinets, and meetings with George Washington around.Alexander Hamilton preferred Jefferson because he had beliefs, and Hamilton believed he would help out the country the most, while Aaron Burr didn’t state what he would do, or what’s he’s against or what he’s for.Aaron Burr became vice president, and Thomas Jefferson became president.During Jefferson’s presidency, he was involved in the Louisiana Purchase.In 1803, the United States approximately purchased 828,000,000 of territory from France.Part or all 15 states were made a land deal, one of the most important achievements during Jefferson’s presidency.In 1801,Spain secretly signed a treaty with France to return France the Louisiana territory.France was slowly taking control of Louisiana, but in 1802 Spanish authorities, apparently acting under French orders, revoked a U.S Spanish treaty that granted Americans the rights to store goods in New Orleans.Deals moved swiftly and the United States agreed to pay 11,250,000 and assume claims against Americans citizens against France in the amount of 3,750,000. Was it unconstitutional?It was in the middle of unconstitutional and constitutional.The constitution specifically grants the president’s power to negotiate treaties, which what Jefferson did.It is true though the constitution did not specifically authorize Congress to let alone, the executive branch, to purchase another land from nations.Afterwards,the Embargo Act was passed on December 22,1807.The purpose of this act was to enact a general embargo(an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.)against Great Britain and France during Napoleonic Wars.Though,there was a ton of hatred because it prohibited American Ships from trading in all foreign ports.Basically,without any import goods,how is the economy going to look.The act was meant to stop any further aggression by either nation,in the act was a failure,till 1809 replaced the failed embargo with the Non-Intercourse Act,which reopened trade with all nations,except France and Great Britain.In conclusion,the Embargo Act increased domestic production because the act caused American merchants with no trade from other foreign countries,which means no goods in production,so the United States had to produce goods from its own country to sustain itself,and its economy. Jefferson chose not to run for a third term in 1808 and was succeeded in the office by James Madison a fellow Virginia and a former U.S Secretary of State.That’s you’re boi Jefferson.