The XYZ Affair In this cartoon, American envoys meet with a French diplomat, depicted as a multi-headed monster holding a dagger. The cartoonist shared the negative view of French diplomacy held by most Americans in the The Granger Collection, New York.
Alien and Sedition Acts Reading Passages & Questions
In this social studies resource, there is a nonfiction reading passage based on the Alien and Sedition Acts. Discussion includes how the states reacted to John Adams and Congress' passing of these controversial acts. Also discusses Thomas Jefferson and the Kentucky resolves and James Madison and the Virginia resolves that were written in opposition to the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798.
Alien and Sedition Acts Primary Source Literacy Mini-Unit
Alien And Sedition Acts, Primary Sources, Aliens, Literacy