Category: Vice President and President

Vice Presidency

John Adams returned to America in 1788 after . He left London without any immediate commitments, he was even uncertain whether to continue in politics or return to his practice of law. However after his unexpected reception in America showing public support and admiration he decided to remain in politics. Within a month he had […] more


When John Adams was elected president the population of the United States was 4’900,000. The presidential election was the first contested election in the United States. When the final tabulation of votes arrived at the senate, ironically it was Adams who opened the envelope as he was President of the Senate. John Adams won with […] more

The XYZ Affair

What was the XYZ Affair? The XYZ Affair was a series of diplomatic events that involved the U.S. and France during the late 1790s and was one of the most pressing issues during . This incident resulted in an undeclared war known as the Quasi-War. Peace was restored with the Convention of 1800 also known […] more