The Presidential Election of 1800

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It marked once power struggle to a astonishing transfer of power from one party to another in national government; this transfer of power was also accomplished in a non-violent and organized fashion, which marked the evolving maturity of the nation's first system of political parties . The election was a party contest for control of the national government and for determining the direction and management of national policy. This election was the first time both parties used congressional caucuses to nominate candidates for their ballots which was a never heard of occurrence in that day and age. This specific election also made second history in the first, as it was the first presidential election to be decided in the House of Representatives.
The Democratic-Republicans representative was Thomas Jefferson, whom was at the time the Vice President of the states. Jefferson, who was born on April 13, 1743 in Goochland County, Virginia, died on July 4, 1826. The representative on the ballot for the Federalists was John Adams, whom was born on October 19, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts, and coincidentally died on July 4, 1826, which was the same death time of Jefferson. Aaron Burr whom was Jefferson’s running mate, and Adams running mate was Charles C. Pickney. Two extremely powerful political parties backed different candidates for president, this created…
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