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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1796 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 02, 1796 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 13, 1796 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1797 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1801 - 12:00pm
Turnout 2.07% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last Modified6 KM July 28, 2008 02:05pm
Data SourcesDubin, pp. 6-7; Philip J. Lampi; Phila Gazette 11/22/1796
Description
Washington’s Second Term

Pres. Washington’s second term was occupied primarily with foreign policy concerns. In 1793, the revolutionary government in France executed the King. When war broke out between France and England, France asked the USA to come to its aid, citing a treaty signed in 1788. Britain, expecting the USA to come to France’s aid, began to attack US shipping. Meanwhile, France’s Minister to the US spent his time here planning attacks on Canada and Florida and hiring pirates to attack British ships. Washington issued his Proclamation of Neutrality on 4/22/1793, which eventually led to the resignation of SOS Jefferson on 7/31/1793 (although he remained in office until his successor took office).

The greatest domestic challenge facing Washington came from the Whiskey Rebellion in western PA (1794). Farmers there refused to pay the federal excise tax on whiskey. They burned the house of the excise collector and then tarred and feathered two federal agents. Washington, recalling Shay’s Rebellion, called out 15,000 soldiers to quell the rebellion.

The Anti-Federalists launched an all-out attack on Washington after the Whiskey Rebellion, and in the elections of 1794-1795 they gained control of the U.S. House.

Washington again returned to foreign policy in 1795. John Jay resigned as Chief Justice to go to England and try to resolve continuing grievances. Jay’s Treaty, signed in late 1794, did not accomplish all of Washingto

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyFederalist Won11/13/1792
NameGeorge Washington Votes28,579 (100.00%)
Term03/04/1793 - 03/04/1797 Margin28,579 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/13/1800
NameThomas Jefferson Votes41,330 (61.43%)
Term03/04/1801 - 03/04/1805 Margin15,378 (+22.86%)
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Name Vice President John Adams Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson  
PartyFederalist Democratic-Republican  
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Uncertified Votes (75.00% in)35,726 (53.45%) 31,115 (46.55%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -4,611 (-6.90%)  
Estimated Final44,657 (53.45%) 38,893 (46.55%)  
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