The Election Of 1800

By: Celeste Pensado

The Election of 1800

The Election of 1800 between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson was an emotional and hard-fought campaign. Each side believed that victory by the other would ruin the nation. The election's outcome brought a dramatic victory for Democratic-Republicans who swept both houses of Congress, including a decisive 65 to 39 majority in the House of Representatives.

Thomas jefferson

  • Thomas Jefferson was was a draftsman of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the nation's first secretary of state, second vice president and third president.
  • During the presidential election of 1800, Jefferson worked closely with Aaron Burr, and after rallying support for his party Jefferson, along with Burr, received votes from a majority of the electors, but Jefferson and Burr were tied (the electoral voting at the time did not distinguish between President and Vice President)
  • Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, in Shadwell, Virginia, and died in bed at Monticello on July 4, 1826.




John Adams

  • John Adams was a Founding Father, the first vice president of the United States and the second president
  • By 1800, this undeclared war had ended, and Adams had become significantly less popular with the public. He lost his re-election campaign in 1800, with only a few less electoral votes than Thomas Jefferson
  • Both Adams and Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of American independence. Adams's last words were, "Thomas Jefferson survives."

Reasoning for Democratic- Replublican

The Election of 1800 between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson was an emotional and hard-fought campaign. Each side believed that victory by the other would ruin the nation. I support Thomas Jefferson because of 3 reasons, 1. Strong state governments, Because federal government taking to much control was not okay for Thomas Jefferson and he thought that it should only be handles by state. 2. French alliance, So that it could weaken British influence and encourage the role of France. 3. Emphasis on agriculture, because Thomas Jefferson believed that we should have the economy in agriculture rather than industry. The election's outcome brought a dramatic victory for Democratic-Republicans who swept both houses of Congress, including a decisive 65 to 39 majority in the House of Representatives.