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  US President - DR Caucus
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1800 - 06:45pm
Polls Open May 11, 1800 - 07:00pm
Polls Close May 11, 1800 - 10:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1801 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1805 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler February 22, 2006 07:14pm
Data SourcesThe Presidential Game, p. 64-65.
Description
The DR Party in the Adams Administration.

Beginning in the early 1790s, opponents of the Washington administration sought closer ties to the revolutionary government in France. Many Americans felt a kinship with the French, who they perceived were throwing off their monarchy in favor of a form of government like that of the USA. Pro-French rhetoric was scaled back following the election of 1796, as the French government became more belligerent towards the USA.

The first glimmer of hope for the DR Party was the passage of the four acts which were later dubbed the Alien and Sedition Acts. VP Jefferson wrote a document which was named the Kentucky Resolutions when the legislature of that state adopted them on 11/16/1798. James Madison authored a similar protest which was adopted by Virginia (12/24/1798) and came to be known as the Virginia Resolutions. Opposition press began to publish the documents and discuss them as the congressional elections of 1798-1799 were taking place. At the time, however, the populace was not interested, as the Federalist Party made major gains in both the Senate and House.

Over the course of 1799, however, continued discussion of the VA and KY Resolutions marred the Federalist Party. Aaron Burr mounted a highly organized campaign in New York State for local elections there on 4/29 to 5/1/1800, and the DR Party gained control of the legislature in an upset.

One of the first decisions of the election of 1800 came i

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyFederalist Won12/07/1796
NameJohn Adams Votes71 (25.72%)
Term03/04/1797 - 03/04/1801 Margin3 (+1.09%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won12/03/1800
NameThomas Jefferson Votes73 (26.45%)
Term03/04/1801 - 03/04/1805 Margin8 (+2.90%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/03/1800
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Name Sen. Aaron Burr Vice President Thomas Jefferson  
PartyDemocratic-Republican Democratic-Republican  
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Uncertified Votes1 (50.00%) 1 (50.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)  
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