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  US President - National Vote
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 1800 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 02, 1800 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 13, 1800 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1801 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1805 - 12:00pm
Turnout 1.52% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler February 22, 2006 09:04pm
Data SourcesDubin, p. 9; Philip J. Lampi
Description
Recap of the Candidates.

The Federalist Caucus re-nominated President John Adams with Charles C. Pinckney as his running mate. See the story of the caucus for an overview of the Adams administration. The Democratic Republican Caucus nominated VP Thomas Jefferson with Aaron Burr as his running mate.

The Campaign of 1800

The presidential campaign of 1800 was one of the nastiest in American history. In a race in which the two major candidates (Adams and Jefferson) were both Deists, the more evangelical religions lambasted Jefferson for his religious beliefs and overlooked Adams’s similar beliefs. Supporters of Jefferson criticized Adams for being a monarchist who sought to install himself as the President for Life. While Adams remained silent during the campaign, Jefferson wrote a series of letters in which he discussed the key issues of reducing the national debt, reducing the military, emphasizing peaceful commerce, and freedom of religion and the press.

Immediately after the Federalist Caucus, Adams learned that his SOS Pickering and SOW McHenry were scheming with the Hamilton faction of the party to have C.C. Pinckney elected President and him elected Vice President. As a result, Adams dismissed Pickering on 5/12/1800 and then dismissed McHenry. He replaced them with Federalists from Virgin

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyFederalist Won11/13/1796
NameJohn Adams Votes35,726 (53.45%)
Term03/04/1797 - 03/04/1801 Margin4,611 (+6.90%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/09/1804
NameThomas Jefferson Votes104,110 (72.79%)
Term03/04/1805 - 03/04/1809 Margin65,191 (+45.58%)
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Name Vice President Thomas Jefferson (I) President John Adams  
PartyDemocratic-Republican Federalist  
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Uncertified Votes (80.00% in)41,330 (61.43%) 25,952 (38.57%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -15,378 (-22.86%)  
Estimated Final49,596 (61.43%) 31,142 (38.57%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
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MFL Juan Croniqueur
AENM Angry Russian
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F Blue Republican
D InspectorMorse
 

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