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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 made his decision: to run for the Presidency. There were three candidates: George Washington, John Hancock and John Adams. Knowing that George Washington would be the first President he was content to get the Vice Presidency. As Abigail put it “any office was beneath himself”.…

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 seventy one votes and Thomas Jefferson received sixty eight therefore becoming Vice President. As expected Adams received every Electoral College vote from New England while Jefferson controlled the South. Adams served for one term from 1797 to 1801 and was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson. …

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 as the Treaty of Mortefontaine. In the early 1790’s France and Britain were the world powers trying to control most commerce from and to their far away colonies. George Washington decided that the United States would not take sides and would remain neutral. When the…