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Activity Overview

Have students create a character map to identify, and examine each candidate that participated in the election of 1800. Students will be able to identify and explain who each candidate was, including their party affiliation, history, and how they fared in the election. Students will build off of these basic characterizations to explore more in-depth content later on.

Candidates of the Election of 1800

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Aaron Burr
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Adams
  • Charles Pinckney
  • John Jay

  • Extended Activity

    Have students create a character map of another presidential election. Students should include the same topics, including party affiliation, ideas, etc. This will allow students and teachers alike to compare with the election of 1800, and demonstrate its particular significance. And if students want to go more in depth on a particular candidate, they can make biography posters!

    Lesson Plan Reference

    Grade Level 9-12

    Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

    Type of Assignment Individual or Group

    Type of Activity: Character Map

    Template and Class Instructions

    (These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)

    Student Instructions

    Create a storyboard that identifies each candidate in the Election of 1800 and their ideologies.

    1. Click "Start Assignment".
    2. In the title boxes, enter the name of the candidate.
    3. Choose a character to represent each candidate.
    4. In each section, identify their political affiliation, background, and results of the election.
    5. Add any additional scenes or items.

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