The presidency of John Adams
- John Adams, a Federalist, was the second president of the United States. He served from 1797-1801.
- John Adams's presidency was marked by conflicts between the two newly-formed political parties: the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans.
- The conflicts between the two political parties centered on foreign policy and the balance of power between the federal government and the states' governments.
Rise of the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans
|The federal government should be:||Strong||Weak|
|State governments should be:||Weak|
|The United States should ally with:||France|
|The Constitution should be interpreted:||Loosely|