Election of 1800

Election of 1800
Election of 1800
• Federalists – John Adams & Charles Pickney.
• Democratic Republicans – Thomas Jefferson
& Aaron Burr.
• Jefferson and Burr tied with 73 Electoral
• House of Representatives voted and broke
the tie – Jefferson Elected.
• 12th Amendment passed – Separate ballot
for President and Vice President.
Down and Dirty
• Jefferson was attacked by Adams and
the Federalists:
Anti-Christian, Backwoods,
Economically ignorant, Pro-French
Radical, low morals
The Republicans countered by claiming
wanted to crown himself King,
tyrannical, an elitist--favoring the
Northern wealthy class
Party Beliefs (Platforms)
• Rule by wealthy class
• Strong Federal Government
• Manufacturing Economy
• Pro protective tariff
• Loose Interpretation of Constitution
• British Alliance
Jefferson, Adams, Burr…
Party Platforms Continued
Democratic Republicans:
• Rule by the people
• Strong state governments (states’
• Agricultural economy
• Anti-tariff
• Strict interpretation of Constitution
• French Alliance
Role of the Government Under
• Lower Military Spending
• No Domestic Taxes
• Protect Nation from Foreign Threats
• Deliver Mail
• Collect Custom Duties (Import taxes)
• Keep Bank of U.S.