This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1796 & 1800 - Adams. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The 1796 election, which took place against a background of increasingly harsh partisanship between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans, was the first contested presidential race. The Democratic-Republicans called for more democratic practices and accused the Federalists of monarchism. The Federalists branded the Democratic-Republicans “Jacobins” after Robespierre’s faction in France. (The Democratic-Republicans sympathized with revolutionary France, but not necessarily with the Jacobins).
The Democratic-Republicans opposed John Jay’s recently negotiated accommodationist treaty with Great Britain, whereas the Federalists believed its terms represented the only way to avoid a potentially ruinous war with Britain. Democratic-Republicans favored a decentralized agrarian republic; Federalists called for the development of commerce and industry.
The significance of the 1800 election lay in the fact that it entailed the first peaceful transfer of power between parties under the U.S. Constitution: Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson succeeded Federalist John Adams. This peaceful transfer occurred despite defects in the Constitution that caused a breakdown of the electoral system.
The presentation covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1796
Election of 1796: Issues
John Adams Wins
Election of 1800
Election of 1800: Issues
End of Presentation
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