vote for Thomas Jefferson
why to vote for Thomas Jefferson
In 1800, Thomas Jefferson ran for president of the United States.
Republicans felt that the government belonged to all the people. They believed most people could make good chooses about their country. They wanted a good state and a strong local government. Thomas Jefferson was a Republican.
In February 1801, representatives from the white House voted. Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist, helped decide the vote. He said that Jefferson was the safest choice. The representatives voted again. Thomas Jefferson won by one vote. He became the third president of the United States.