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Election Of 1800 Power Point

  1. 1. Election of 1800 An event leading to change
  2. 2. Who were the candidates in the election and what party did they represent? <ul><li>Federalists </li></ul><ul><li>John Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic-Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson </li></ul>
  3. 3. How did the two parties positions in the election differ? <ul><li>Rule by wealthy class </li></ul><ul><li>Strong federal gov. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Loose interpretation of constitution </li></ul><ul><li>British Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Rule by the People </li></ul><ul><li>Strong state government </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Strict interpretation of the Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>French Alliance </li></ul>
  4. 4. Election Results <ul><li>At this time: Adams got 65 votes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Charles Pinckney got 64 votes
  6. 6. Jefferson got 73 votes
  7. 7. Aaron Burr got 73 votes
  8. 8. <ul><li>At this time The Constitution states the two highest votes get Pres & vice president </li></ul><ul><li>How do you think the government resolved this electoral tie? </li></ul><ul><li>Adams got 65 votes </li></ul><ul><li>Pinckney got 64 votes </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson got 73 votes </li></ul><ul><li>Burr got 73 votes </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The House became deadlocked </li></ul><ul><li>Lawmakers slept on the floor of the House in between votes. </li></ul><ul><li>35 times the lawmakers vote resulted in a tie </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Hamilton (a Federalist) hated Aaron Burr. He believed he was dishonest and deceitful. Hamilton lobbied congress to vote for Jefferson </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Finally on the 36 th try Jefferson became president </li></ul><ul><li>Aaron Burr did not like the outcome due to Hamilton’s comments (He helped to break deadlock) </li></ul><ul><li>Hamilton later killed in dual with Burr. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why did election lead to the Twelfth Amendment? <ul><li>Due to the tie between Jefferson and Burr </li></ul><ul><li>It showed there was a need to have separate ballot between President and Vice President </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Election Results <ul><li>Brought about peaceful change of political power from one party to another </li></ul><ul><li>The tie lead to the 12 th Amendment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Review <ul><li>Federalists </li></ul><ul><li>John Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Rule by wealthy class </li></ul><ul><li>Strong federal gov. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Loose interpretation of constitution </li></ul><ul><li>British Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Democratic-Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson </li></ul><ul><li>Rule by the People </li></ul><ul><li>Strong state government </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Strict interpretation of the Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>French Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the tie between Jefferson and Burr </li></ul><ul><li>It showed there was a need to have separate ballot between President and Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Brought about peaceful change of political power from one party to another </li></ul>

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