To have the class be able to summarize the election and who the people running were.
The election of 1796 was the first election after George Washington decided not to run for a third term. The people running for president were Thomas Jefferson and John Adams (former vice president). Some issues argued over during the election were Jay’s Treaty and the French RevolutionJay’s Treaty French Revolution The People
Jay’s treaty… got rid of British posts in the west Created American claims from British ships damages to American ships And provided Americans with a limited right to trade This provided controversy because a lot of people were angry that their trade was limited.
The French Revolution was inspired by the American Revolution It was a revolt of the lower class’s in France It caused controversy because some thought that since France helped us in the revolutionary war we should help them and others thought it would ruin trade with Britain and that America could not afford it
Thomas Jefferson Democratic Republican Not a good public speaker Born into upper-class John Adams Federalist Proud Very Intelligent
John Adams won the election John Adams only had three more electoral votes than Thomas Jefferson
My topic the Election of 1796 relates to the theme of challenge because it was a challenge for both people running for president to be elected and a struggle for America to choose president since it was the first election after George Washington’s presidency