2nd President and winner of the first contested election, John Adams had to face domestic turmoil and foreign threat. Introduce your students to this interesting man through researched readings and interesting manipulatives. Get your students arguing for and against his policies and connecting them to our policies today.
*Cut and paste notes to introduce Pres Adams and First Lady Abigail to your students.
*Word Wall and task cards for key vocabulary
*Researched readings on the election of 1796, Alien Sedition act, Patriot Act, Jay's treaty and...
*XYZ Affair lesson
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Ask your students: Which is more important national security or personal freedom and rights?
After asking your students which they value most have them determine where in the spectrum they feel the United States falls during key points in history. This pack includes placards to put in your room to set up the spectrum for discussion that you can keep up the entire unit.
*Background reading- Jay's Treaty and XYZ Affair with comprehension questions, and keys.
*Flow maps/timelines to help students organize the events. And an easy to assemble fold out timeline to put in their interactive spirals.
*Reading on the Sedition Acts and Patriot's Act.
*Compare and Contrast the two acts with a double bubble/Venn diagram. Key is included.
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