I am an 8th grade US History teacher. I created the following video to help explain the XYZ Affair during the John Adams administration. It is a short (1:23), narrated cartoon video that could work as an introduction to a lesson, a station in a rotation or as homework. It is available 24/7 on my YouTube channel (Keith Piirto) or just click the picture below. I hope it is helpful to you and your students this year.