Election of 1800

Jefferson vs. Adams

Who Would I Have Chosen?

I would have chosen Thomas Jefferson as our president.

Why Would I Have Chosen Him?

I would have chosen presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson because he had goals that were focused on the common people of this country. He feared that increasing the military strength could be used to go against the people of this country. He was also against the Alien and Sedition Acts which basically taking peoples basic rights away. He also was for the states to have more power than the national government. He feared that if the National Government had more power, that they would go against the people and take their rights. And lastly, he thought that since there are more common people, that they should have more power over powerful few.