This is a fake letter from President Obama, thereby making the abstract concepts of the Alien and Sedition Acts much more relevant and personal to students. They then understand just how horrifying the Alien and Sedition Acts could be.
This website from History.com about the XYZ Affair is a great resource because it gives students just the right amount of information: enough to learn the topic, but not too much to become overwhelmed. It is perfect for students grades 6-12.
This is a video on the Adams Presidency. The video clearly describes all the relevant and important events of Adams' presidency, making it easy for students to learn the key concepts. The video can easily be re-watched, thereby facilitating student learning.