This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1800 & 1804 - Jefferson. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
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.
During the campaign, Federalists attacked Jefferson as an un-Christian deist, tainted by his sympathy for the increasingly bloody French Revolution. Democratic-Republicans criticized the Adams administration’s foreign, defense, and internal security policies, opposed the Federalist naval buildup and the creation of a standing army under Alexander Hamilton, sounded a call for freedom of speech, (Democratic-Republican editors having been targeted for prosecution under the Alien and Sedition Acts). Denounced deficit spending by the federal government as a backhanded method of “taxation without representation.”
Unfortunately, the system still provided no separate votes for president and vice president, and Democratic-Republican managers failed to deflect votes from their vice-presidential candidate, Aaron Burr. Jefferson and Burr tied with 73 votes each. This result threw the election into the House of Representatives, where each state had 1 vote, to be decided by the majority of its delegation.
After the House cast 19 identical tie ballots on February 11, 1801, Jefferson was elected.
The 1804 election was a landslide victory for the incumbent Thomas Jefferson and vice-presidential candidate George Clinton (Democratic-Republicans or Republicans) over the Federalist candidates, Charles Pinckney and Rufus King. The vote was 162-14. The election was the first held under the 12th Amendment, which separated electoral college balloting for president and vice president.
The presentation covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1800
Election of 1800: Issues
Election of 1804
Election of 1804: Issues
Thomas Jefferson Wins
End of Presentation
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