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The Election of 1800

The Election of 1800

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The Election of 1800

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  1. The Election of 1800 Adams and Jefferson

  2. Election Results

  3. Adams • Running for re-election • Federalist • Labeled • Fool • Hypocrite • Criminal • Tyrant • “[Adams is a]hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman"

  4. Campaign Propaganda

  5. Jefferson • VP running against incumbent • Democratic-Republican • Labeled • Weakling • Aethiest • Libertine • Coward • “[Jefferson is] a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father"

  6. Campaign Propaganda

  7. Election Results • No candidate earns a majority of electoral votes • Each elector cast two votes • Democratic-Republicans • One vote each: Jefferson and Burr (VP cand) • Tally • Jefferson 73 • Burr 73 • Adams 65 • House of Representatives • Makes decision • Swayed by Hamilton