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  American HistoryUnited States: General History and DescriptionRevolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861Constitutional Period, 1789-1809
White House portrait of John Adams John Adams' Administration, 1797-1801
An Overview of John Adams' AdministrationAn Overview of John Adams' Administration As President, John Adams fought a split in his own party over his determination to avoid war with France. He kept the peace, but in the process he lost a second term as President.
John Adams: A Chronology of His Life and CareerJohn Adams: A Chronology of His Life and Career John Adams seldom achieved popularity during his long political career. His bluntness, impatience, and vanity made him more enemies than friends. On the great decisions of his public career, history has proved him right and his opponents wrong.
Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams is today best known by the volumes of letters she wrote to John during the course of their marriage. In these letters she often made her political beliefs known and was seldom shy about offering her opinions as to what issues John and other leaders should address.
XYZ AffairXYZ Affair In 1797, President John Adams sent three diplomats to Paris to negotiate an end to the undeclared naval war between France and the United States. The French, however, demanded that America pay a bribe of about $240,000 to the French Foreign Minister.
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