Election of 1800

Jefferson vs. Adams

Thomas Jefferson v.s. John Adams

During the election of 1800 two candidates John Adams and Thomas Jefferson ran for president. John Adams supported the federalist and Thomas Jefferson the democratic Republicans.

Thomas Jefferson

Republicans felt that the government belonged to all the people. They believed most people could make good decisions about their country. They wanted strong state and local governments. He served his country for over five decades. Also was the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States.

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