In this lesson, our instructor Elizabeth Turro gives an introduction on Adams and the Jeffersonian era. She talks about John Adams, relations with France deteriorate, Alien and Sedition Acts, the republican response, how Jefferson becomes president in 1800 and how he was elected. She also explains Judiciary Act of 1801, Marbury V. Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, the limits on government, the U.S. and French Relations, Napoleon and L'ouverture and other foreign policy challenges. The other key points she mentioned are the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea, the Burr conspiracy, the other Challenges for Jefferson and Jefferson's Proposal of Embargo.
John Adams’s presidency: events from abroad helped shape his presidency and how he responded to those events, such as the French Revolution and Haitian Revolution
Tense relations w/France: XYZ Affair led to a huge backlash against the French & support from Federalist response
Alien and Sedition Acts were passed and were widely unpopular, especially with the Republicans
The Election of 1800 became known as a [peaceful] “revolution” and Thomas Jefferson became president
John Marshall: Federalist chief justice and dominant figure of the Court, who shaped most of its first important rulings, such as establishing judicial review in Marbury v. Madison
Jefferson also helped broker the purchase of the Louisiana Territory—started by John Adams—for $15 million
Adams and The Jeffersonian Era
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.