11.7 The Election of 1800

  • Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr ran for president and vice president with the Republican party
  • John Adams and Charles Pinckney ran with the Federalists party
  • Jefferson wanted a simple government
  • Adams wanted a peaceful country
  • The campaign was strongly run on insults
  • Hamilton couldn't run because he wasn't born in America
  • Federalists were divided and lost