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Election of 1800 ( Jefferson v. Adams/Burr )

Election of 1800 ( Jefferson v. Adams/Burr )

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Election of 1800 ( Jefferson v. Adams/Burr )

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  1. Election of 1800(Jefferson v. Adams/Burr) • Democratic- Republican Party split their votes between two candidates • You would vote for a president and vice president at the same time, not together like we do today • Neither candidate won the majority of the electoral votes, so it went to the House of Representatives for vote • Jefferson wins the election, but Burr becomes his vice president, despite their opposition during the election • led to the 12th amendment which states that President and Vice President run together on the same ticket; they are a “package deal”

  2. Election of 1824(Quincy Adams v. Jackson) “Corrupt Bargain” • Neither candidate won a majority of electoral votes, so goes to the House of Representatives • Henry Clay, leader of the House of Representatives, was promised the position of Secretary of State by Quincy Adams, if he swayed votes for him to win the election • Quincy Adams wins, but Jackson feels that he was cheated and calls the election the “Corrupt Bargain”

  3. Election of 1876(Hayes v. Tilden) • Samuel Tilden had won the popular vote over Rutherford B. Hayes • Neither had a majority of the electoral votes, so the vote went to a committee of Republicans (8) and Democrats (7) • The committee voted on party lines so Hayes won the election and promised to the southern Democrats that he would end Reconstruction • Reconstruction was the time period after the Civil War, where the government was controlling life in the south, so by ending Reconstruction, the south had their way of life back again

  4. Election of 1888(Harrison v. Cleveland) • Grover Cleveland had won the popular vote by the slimmest of margins (.8%) • Despite winning the popular vote, Benjamin Harrison, won the majority of the Electoral College • Harrison become president despite losing the popular vote • Cleveland came back and defeated Harrison in the next Presidential election

  5. Election of 2000(Bush v. Gore) • Al Gore had a slim lead in the popular vote over George W. Bush (.5%), but Bush ended up winning the Electoral College 271-266 • Gore conceded the election, until he heard about how close Florida was in calculating votes (537 votes) after a Supreme Court ruling of a recount • Many voters claimed that ballots were unclear, and candidate Pat Buchanan was unintentionally receiving votes instead of Gore in Florida • After many court cases and controversy, the Supreme Court ruled that Florida give their votes to Bush