The Election of 1800 Candidates

Updated: 7/24/2019
The Election of 1800 Candidates
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Election of 1800 Lesson Plans

The Election of 1800: Jefferson vs. Adams

Lesson Plans by Richard Cleggett

With the first term of President John Adams coming to an end, the United States found itself divided between the incumbent Federalist president, and the challenging Democratic-Republican, Thomas Jefferson. Political factions in the new country were still strong, and they campaigned hard and strategically for their candidates during the election of 1800. This was the first real election between political parties and the beginning of a process that is now commonplace in American politics.


Election of 1800: Jefferson vs. Adams

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Election of 1800 Candidates John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

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  • THOMAS JEFFERSON
  • POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Democratic-Republican
  • ELECTION OF 1800 RESULTS: Jefferson won the Election of 1800. He received 73 electoral votes, but the tie with Burr was broken by the House of Representatives.
  • BACKGROUND: Thomas Jefferson was a Founding Father who believed strongly in individual and states' rights. He previously served as John Adam's Vice President during his term.
  • AARON BURR
  • ALEXANDER HAMILTON
  • JOHN ADAMS
  • CHARLES PINCKNEY
  • JOHN JAY