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Cabinet Choices  John Adams, Vice - President  Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State  Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury  Henry Knox, Secretary.

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2 Cabinet Choices  John Adams, Vice - President  Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State  Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury  Henry Knox, Secretary of War

3  Alexander Hamilton  Wanted strong federal government  Loose interpretation of Constitution  Supported by landowners, investors, manufacturers  Thomas Jefferson  Strong state and local governments  Strict interpretation of the Constitution  Supported by farmers and tradesmen

4  Electoral votes of 1796:  Adams (Federalist) 71 electoral votes  Jefferson (Republican) 68 electoral votes (became VP according to constitution)  Many immigrants backed the Republican party and vocal critics of Adams

5  Raised residency requirement from 5 to 14 years  Allowed president to imprison or deport an alien “dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States”  Could impose fines and imprisonment for anyone expressing “false, scandalous, and malicious statements” against the government  Resulted in the prosecution and imprisonment of many Republican editors, publishers, and politicians  Also brought down the Federalist Party in the election of 1800.

6  Republicans: Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr  Federalists: John Adams and Charles C. Pinckney  Jefferson and Burr tie (runner-up to be VP)  House of Reps voted 36 times before electing Jefferson president  Resulted in the 12 th Amendment (separate tickets for Pres. & VP

7 2 nd Approach to painting Analysis  ARTIST  A= Artifact or Author  R = Reason  T = To Whom or Type  I = Immediate Consequences or Effects  S = Subsequent Impact  T = Time Period

8 Artist Unknown. The Providential Detection ed.html

9 Depiction of Thomas Jefferson, “The Providential Detection”

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11 God and an American eagle attempt to prevent him from destroying the United States Constitution.

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13 Jefferson's alleged attack on George Washington and John Adams in the form of a letter to Philip Mazzei falls from Jefferson's pocket.

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15 Thomas Jefferson kneels before the altar of Gallic despotism He is depicted as about to fling a document labeled "Constitution & Independence U.S.A." into the fire fed by the flames of radical writings. Jefferson is supported by Satan, the writings of Thomas Paine, and the French philosophers.

16  Jefferson viewed the presidential election of 1800, which won him the presidency, as a second American Revolution.  That it was not effected by the sword, but by the rational and peaceable instrument of reform, the suffrage of the people.  The nation declared it's will by dismissing functionaries of one principle, and electing those of another in the two branches, executive and legislative.  (Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane, September 6, 1819, Manuscript letter from


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