Election of 1800

Election of 1800

In the rematch of the 1796 election, Thomas Jefferson took on the incumbent John Adams.  Adams had lost some support due mainly to his Alien and Sedition acts.

Jefferson would tie his running-mate, Aaron Burr, for the most electoral votes.  Since there was no majority winner, the vote went the U.S. House of Representatives.  In an interesting move, Hamilton convinced a few Federalists to change their votes, leading to a victory for Thomas Jefferson.

He says in his inaugural address, “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.”  An inauguration not attended by his one time friend, John Adams. (For more, check our our Inauguration Infographic)

 


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Election of 1800
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