Election of 1800 Adams vs. Jefferson
Political Parties- Election 1800 Federalists Democratic Republicans Candidates- Thomas Jefferson & Aaron Burr Rule by the- People and State Strong Government- State Economic Emphasis- Farming and Agriculture Interpretation of Constitution- Strict International Alliance- France • Candidates- John Adams & Charles Pinckney (V.P) • Rule by the- Wealthy • Strong Government- Federal • Economic Emphasis- Manufacturing and Business • Interpretation of Constitution- Loose • International Alliance- Britain
Criticisms Of Adams Of Jefferson Pro-French radical Violence and chaos of French revolution would follow in the US Wanted to destroy organized religion • Wanted to crown himself king • Real purpose of the Alien and Sedition Acts • Limit Americans' rights with permanent army recently created
The Election • Electoral votes- • Adams- 65 • Pinckney- 64 • Jefferson- 73 • Burr- 73 • Main issue- Jefferson and Burr tie means that there is no clear first and second place winners • Issue Resolved- House of Representatives decides between the top 3 candidates.
Final Results • Final results of election- • Most of Federalists controlled congress like Burr for President • Hamilton convinces House to vote for Jefferson because he hated Burr and had respect for Jefferson. • House of Representatives votes Jefferson as president with 36 votes. • First timeone political party will replace another • Led to the creation of the 12th amendment in 1804 • creates separate ballot for President and Vice President