This PowerPoint presentation covers John Adams efforts to keep America out of war with France. It begins with the Election of 1796 and briefly touches on the campaign between Adams and Jefferson for the presidency. It then examines growing tension with the French government over including issues like Jay's Treaty, the seizure of U.S. ships in the Caribbean, and the XYZ Affair. It concludes by examining Adams' decision to keep America out of war and the Convention of 1800 with Napoleon. This presentation is used in an AP United States history class and is based on Chapter 10 of The American Pageant, 14th Edition.