Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Alien and Sedition Acts

John Adams and the Alien and Sedition Acts

Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the legacy of John and Abigail Adams and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts.

Description

Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the legacy of John and Abigail Adams and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the international issues that were occurring around 1798. How did this contribute to the Alien and Sedition Acts?
  • How did the Alien and Sedition Acts impact the freedom of the press?
  • What were the consequences of the Alien and Sedition Acts?
  • According to Ms. Gelles, what was the press like at the time?
  • How did Thomas Jefferson’s opinion of the Alien and Sedition Acts differ from John Adams?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Abigail Adams
    • Alien And Sedition Acts
    • Democratic Republican Party
    • Federalist Party
    • Freedom Of The Press
    • French
    • French Revolution
    • John Adams
    • Opposition Party
    • Thomas Jefferson

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesMediaU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity