1800 ELECTION

JEFFERSON V.S. ADAMS

FEDERALIST JOHN ADAMS

The Federalist candidate, John Adams, believes in a powerful national government, a strong military and a flexible Constitution. He believes that the power should be kept with the rich and educated.

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DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN THOMAS JEFFERSON

The Democratic-Republican candidate believes in the rule of the common people, a strict, as-is Constitution and keeping govermental power limited. He believes that having a strong military would be detrimental to the cause of the country.
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