Presentation on theme: "Election of 1800. Federalists – John Adams & Charles Pickney. Democratic Republicans – Thomas Jefferson & Aaron Burr. Jefferson and Burr tied with 73."— Presentation transcript:
Federalists – John Adams & Charles Pickney. Democratic Republicans – Thomas Jefferson & Aaron Burr. Jefferson and Burr tied with 73 Electoral votes. 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 Adams: wanted to crown himself King, tyrannical, an elitist--favoring the Northern wealthy class
Party Beliefs (Platforms) Federalists: Rule by wealthy class Strong Federal Government Manufacturing Economy Pro protective tariff Loose Interpretation of Constitution British Alliance
Party Platforms - Continued Democratic Republicans: Rule by the people Strong state governments (states’ rights) Agricultural economy Anti-tariff Strict interpretation of Constitution French Alliance
Role of the Government Under Jefferson: Lower Military Spending No Domestic Taxes Protect Nation from Foreign Threats Deliver Mail Collect Custom Duties (Import taxes) Keep Bank of U.S.