In 1819, thomas jefferson recalled his own election as president nearly two decades earlier as a revolution in american politics revolution is a strong word, but it was probably the right word, for the democratic-republican party jefferson led into power in 1801 was dramatically different from the federalist party that had governed since 1789. There were several firsts involved with the united states presidential election of 1800 when vice president thomas jefferson defeated the incumbent john adams it was the first time in american. In 1801, thomas jefferson won election as the third president of the united states the man who had written that all men are created equal, the philosopher who had provided the emerging nation with its founding statement of human and national rights, was now rewarded with the presidential office.
Southerner thomas jefferson, for example, won the election of 1800-01 against northerner john adams in a race where the slavery-skew of the electoral college was the decisive margin of victory. A biography of thomas jefferson, a signer of the declaration of independence from the colony of virginia, the primary author of that document, and the third president of the united states introduction. Jefferson's lasting significance in american history stems from his remarkably varied talents he made major contributions as a politician, statesman, diplomat, intellectual, writer, scientist, and philosopher. Directed by jeremy konner, derek waters with derek waters, joe lo truglio, jerry o'connell, jayma mays host derek waters and fan fave steve berg relive the best drunk history stories about presidents and elections, including the tense campaign between john adams and thomas jefferson, and abraham lincoln's pre-presidential law career.
On this day in 1801, thomas jefferson is elected the third president of the united states the election constitutes the first peaceful transfer of power from one political party to another in the. From thomas jefferson to george washington, september 9, 1792, look for other documents in the collection that will help you understand the conflict between jefferson and hamilton what was the basis of the conflict between hamilton and jefferson. 1 the revolution of 1800 refers to the election of thomas jefferson 2 federalists tended to oppose the louisiana purchase 3 marbury v. Interview with president-elect thomas jefferson on the election of 1800 background the election of 1800 was one of the most contentious campaigns in united states history. The election of 1796 pitted john adams and the federalist party against thomas jefferson on the democratic-republican ticket under the current structure of government, the person with the next.
In an ironic twist of history, hamilton helped jefferson win the election burr never forgot, and eventually killed hamilton in an infamous duel at weehawken, new jersey, in 1804 burr was eventually arrested and tried for treason on charges of plotting to annex spanish territory in louisiana and mexico to be used toward the establishment of. Thomas jefferson, painted in a black coat on the eve of the presidential election of 1800 by rembrandt peale the candidate is shown in black, the style of his. Nominee thomas jefferson john adams party democratic-republican federalist home state virginia massachusetts running mate aaron burr charles c pinckney electoral vote 73 65 states carried 9 7 popular vote 41,330 25,952 percentage 614% 386% presidential election results map because electors could not distinguish between their presidential and vice presidential choices until the passage of. View #10- thomas jefferson and his democracy from his 131 at central piedmont community college crash course us history 10: thomas jefferson and his democracy important terms election of.
Thomas jefferson, america's third president and leading political thinker, was born at shadwell in albemarle county, virginia he graduated from the college of william and mary , studied law and administered a landed estate inherited from his father. Born in virginia in 1743, thomas jefferson early on displayed a lively curiosity, a gift with words and a passionate belief in liberty keenly attuned to the intellectual currents of the day, he. Before the election of 1804, president thomas jefferson projected that his party would carry all but four of the 17 states in the fall balloting it did even better the jeffersonian republicans defeated the federalists everywhere except connecticut and delaware, thus giving jefferson the presidency for another four years. Jefferson's twilight years were spent, in part, defining and defending his legacy during his final decade, jefferson drafted an autobiography, created political memorandum books, became increasingly concerned about the preservation of historical documents, and staunchly defended his role as author of the declaration of independence.
View homework help - do you agree with jefferson that the election of 1800 was a revolution explain your answer from history 101 at american military university 1. A captured moment in the amazing case of the united states v aaron burr the election of 1800 between john adams and thomas jefferson was an emotional and hard-fought campaign each side believed that victory by the other would ruin the nation federalists attacked jefferson as an un-christian. Jefferson is in every view less dangerous than burr: hamilton on the of american history wwwgilderlehrmanorg introduction 1800 and the election of.
The dirtiest presidential campaigns in the history of united states politics with thomas jefferson and the democratic-republicans over the direction of the. Thomas jefferson questions including why didn't jefferson veto the national bank and what languages did thomas jefferson speak go science math history literature technology health law business. The election is sometimes called the revolution of 1800 the election of jefferson over the incumbent president john adams signaled a major change in governmental philosophy and led to a new.