This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of John Adams & a summary of issues which led up to his election(s). Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
John Adams, Jr. was an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He served as the 2nd President of the United States, the 1st Vice President, and as a Founding Father was a leader of American independence from Great Britain.
Adams was a political theorist in the Age of Enlightenment who promoted republicanism and a strong central government. His innovative ideas were frequently published. He was also a dedicated diarist and correspondent, particularly with his wife and key adviser Abigail.
After his presidency, Adams had a long and productive retirement. He and his wife lived in Quincy, MA, and the former president spent the next quarter-century writing columns, books and letters. In 1812, he was encouraged to begin exchanging letters with his old rival Thomas Jefferson, and their voluminous correspondence lasted the rest of their lives.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - # 2 - John Adams and contains 20 slides and covers the following:
Marriage to Abigail
Rising Figure in the Revolution
Man of Principle
Diplomatic Missions to Europe
The 1796 election, which took place against a background of increasingly harsh partisanship between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans, was the first contested presidential race. The Democratic-Republicans called for more democratic practices and accused the Federalists of monarchism. The Federalists branded the Democratic-Republicans “Jacobins” after Robespierre’s faction in France. (The Democratic-Republicans sympathized with revolutionary France, but not necessarily with the Jacobins).
The Democratic-Republicans opposed John Jay’s recently negotiated accommodationist treaty with Great Britain, whereas the Federalists believed its terms represented the only way to avoid a potentially ruinous war with Britain. Democratic-Republicans favored a decentralized agrarian republic; Federalists called for the development of commerce and industry.
The significance of the 1800 election lay in the fact that it entailed the first peaceful transfer of power between parties under the U.S. Constitution: Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson succeeded Federalist John Adams. This peaceful transfer occurred despite defects in the Constitution that caused a breakdown of the electoral system.
Power point #2 is entitled, Election of 1796 & 1800 - Adams-Jefferson and contains 14 slides and covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1796
Election of 1796: Issues
John Adams Wins
Election of 1800
Election of 1800: Issues
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.