The election of between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson was an emotional and hard-fought campaign.
The electoral college vote The Framers had viewed political parties with suspicion, but by the s party politics had taken root—and with it the interests of party organizations began to exert influence.
In the Federalist Party supported John Adams for president, but it split its vote such that Jefferson, the Democratic-Republican candidate, earned the second greatest number of votes, thereby securing the post of vice president electors cast two ballots originally without designating a presidential or vice presidential choice.
Adams thus governed during his presidency with the leader of the opposition as his vice president. John Adams, oil on canvas by Gilbert Stuart, c. As in the previous elections, there was no popular vote.
Instead, the state legislatures appointed electors, and the Democratic-Republicans swept most of the South, including all the electors from GeorgiaKentuckySouth CarolinaTennesseeand Virginiawhile Adams ran strong in the northeast, capturing all the electoral votes from ConnecticutDelawareMassachusettsNew HampshireNew JerseyRhode Islandand Vermont.
With Burr, a New Yorker, on the ticket, Jefferson won that state, and the electors from the remaining states Maryland, North Carolinaand Pennsylvania split their votes. The Federalists, realizing the potential for a tie, arranged for one of their electors, from Rhode Island, to cast a ballot for John Jay.
All of the Democratic-Republican electors, however, cast their ballots for Jefferson and Burr, and since electors could not indicate a presidential or vice presidential choice, the result was a tie.
The House of Representatives chooses Under the existing rules, a tie was to be decided by the lame-duck Federalist-controlled House of Representatives, with each of the 16 states casting a single vote.
Still, Burr maintained that he would not challenge Jefferson—an assertion that Jefferson did not wholly accept. Voting in the House of Representatives began on Feb.
After more than 30 more ballots held over the next several days, the results were the same. Finally, after 36 ballots and with Federalists in Maryland and Vermont abstaining, giving those states to Jefferson, Jefferson was elected president with Burr as vice president on February 17 by a majority of 10 states to 4 Delaware and South Carolina cast blank votes.
The election was a catalyst for the adoption of the Twelfth Amendmentunder which electors would cast separate ballots for president and vice president. For the results of the previous election, see United States presidential election of For the results of the subsequent election, see United States presidential election of Results of the election The results of the U.
American presidential election, 1Electors were chosen by legislatures in many states, not by popular vote. The 12th Amendment provided that electors cast separate ballots for president and vice president.
United States Office of the Federal Register.The Broadway musical Hamilton will soon open in Chicago—so now is the perfect time to talk about one of Act II's most pivotal songs: "The Election of " The actual event was even more vitriolic than its onstage dramatization (which is plenty dramatic).
In the United States Presidential election of , sometimes referred to as the "Revolution of ," Vice President Thomas Jefferson defeated incumbent president John Adams. The election was a realigning election that ushered in a generation of Republican Party rule and the eventual demise of the Federalist Party in the First Party System.
There were no “official” vice presidential candidates in the election of According to the US Constitution, electors made two choices for president and whoever received the most votes became president. The person with the second most votes became vice president.
This would change with the.
The Broadway musical Hamilton will soon open in Chicago—so now is the perfect time to talk about one of Act II's most pivotal songs: "The Election of " The actual event was even more. The election of between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson was an emotional and hard-fought campaign. Each side believed that victory by the other would ruin the nation.
Each side believed that victory by the other would ruin the nation. For the results of the previous election, see United States presidential election of For the results of the subsequent election, see United States presidential election of Results of the election.
The results of the U.S. presidential election are provided in the table.