A question about the Adams administration.
When John Adams was elected after Washington retired, Adams tried to continue the precedents Washington established, especially his attempt to remain neutral in political squabbles. Did Adams succeed? Why or why not?
What were the Alien and Sedition Acts? Why did Adams think they were necessary? What did the Alien and Sedition Act reveal about the political differences of the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans?
Do you think this political conflict has resolved itself? Are there any modern examples of it still existing?