Crisis and consequence surrounding the election of 1800

Crisis and consequence surrounding the election of 1800

 

 

Crisis and consequence surrounding the election of 1800

Starting with George Washington’s inauguration, the chapter explains how the founding fathers believed that the preservation of liberty and freedom for the republic relied upon the success of the American experiment in self-government. Contrasting views as to how government should look immediately emerged with the formulation of America‚Äôs first political parties. The Federalists supported Alexander Hamilton’s program for economic growth while the Democratic-Republicans supported Thomas Jefferson’s vision for an agrarian republic. These political debates enlarged the public sphere.

The chapter then examines the presidency of John Adams, highlighting the restrictions placed upon liberties through the Alien and Sedition Acts. Further restrictions to freedom are explored when discussing slavery and politics and the attempted slave rebellion led by Gabriel. Thomas Jefferson’s expansion of executive power is demonstrated with the Louisiana Purchase, which allowed for both western expansion and economic freedom and the eventual expansion of the Cotton Kingdom and slavery. British infringements upon American rights at sea jeopardized American freedom. The failures of embargoes against Great Britain and France led to economic crisis at home and a cry for war from the War Hawks. James Madison declared war against Great Britain in 1812 and, although the war ended by establishing the status quo, it did solidify American independence and freedom from Britain for good.

 

What was the most significant consequence of the election of 1800?

Crisis and consequence surrounding the election of 1800

 

Discuss the crisis and consequence surrounding the election of 1800, sometimes called the Revolution of 1800. How did it set up the tradition of the peaceful transfer of power. How has the insurrection of January 6, 2021 revealed the strengths weaknesses of this tradition? Use your textbook, as well as the links below

 

Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1801)
https://services.wwnorton.com/aws/pdf?file=/wwnorton.college.public/history/am-docs/jefferson-first-inaugural.pdf

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