Dennis' Timeline

  • John Adams is elected president

  • Adams calls the first special session of Congress

  • President Adams is authorized by Congress to raise a militia of 80,000 men for defensive purposes in case of war with France.

  • The Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is declared in full force by President Adams.

    It stipulates that federal courts shall not have the jurisdiction over litigation between individuals from one state against individuals from another state.
  • Congress passed the Alien Act

    granting President Adams the power to deport any alien he deemed potentially dangerous to the country's safety.