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The Resource Adams vs. Jefferson : the tumultuous election of 1800, John Ferling

Adams vs. Jefferson : the tumultuous election of 1800, John Ferling

Label
Adams vs. Jefferson : the tumultuous election of 1800
Title
Adams vs. Jefferson
Title remainder
the tumultuous election of 1800
Statement of responsibility
John Ferling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It was a contest of titans: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two heroes of the Revolutionary era, once intimate friends, now icy antagonists locked in a fierce battle for the future of the United States. The election of 1800 was a thunderous clash of a campaign that climaxed in a deadlock in the Electoral College and led to a crisis in which the young republic teetered on the edge of collapse. Adams vs. Jefferson is the gripping account of a turning point in American history, a dramatic struggle between two parties with profoundly different visions of how the nation should be governed. The Federalists, led by Adams, were conservatives who favored a strong central government. The Republicans, led by Jefferson, were more egalitarian and believed that the Federalists had betrayed the Revolution of 1776 and were backsliding toward monarchy. The campaign itself was a barroom brawl every bit as ruthless as any modern contest, with mud-slinging, scare tactics, and backstabbing. The low point came when Alexander Hamilton printed a devastating attack on Adams, the head of his own party, in "fifty-four pages of unremitting vilification." The stalemate in the Electoral College dragged on through dozens of ballots. Tensions ran so high that the Republicans threatened civil war if the Federalists denied Jefferson the presidency. Finally a secret deal that changed a single vote gave Jefferson the White House. A devastated Adams left Washington before dawn on Inauguration Day, too embittered even to shake his rival's hand
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
324.973044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E330
LC item number
.F47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
specialized
Label
Adams vs. Jefferson : the tumultuous election of 1800, John Ferling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Election Eve, 1800 -- "An Affection That Can Never Die": Adams and Jefferson -- "Dark and Menacing Evils": Creating the New National System, 1786-1792 -- "War on Our Own Citizens": Partisanship, 1793-1796 -- "Quite at My Leisure": Jefferson and Adams on the Eve of the Battle in 1796 -- "A Narrow Squeak": The First Contested Presidential Election, 1796 -- "To Recover Self-Government": The Partisan Inferno, 1797-1798 -- "Our Bonaparte": Summer 1798 to Autumn 1799 -- "We Beat You by Superior Management": Winter and Spring, 1800 -- "The Boisterous Sea of Liberty": The Campaign of 1800 -- "The Intention of Our Fellow Citizens": The Election of 1800 -- "Give Them the Horrors": The House Decides the Election -- "The Creed of Our Political Faith": Jefferson's Inauguration -- Epilogue: "The Revolution of 1800"
Control code
ocm61129142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780195189063
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61129142
Label
Adams vs. Jefferson : the tumultuous election of 1800, John Ferling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Election Eve, 1800 -- "An Affection That Can Never Die": Adams and Jefferson -- "Dark and Menacing Evils": Creating the New National System, 1786-1792 -- "War on Our Own Citizens": Partisanship, 1793-1796 -- "Quite at My Leisure": Jefferson and Adams on the Eve of the Battle in 1796 -- "A Narrow Squeak": The First Contested Presidential Election, 1796 -- "To Recover Self-Government": The Partisan Inferno, 1797-1798 -- "Our Bonaparte": Summer 1798 to Autumn 1799 -- "We Beat You by Superior Management": Winter and Spring, 1800 -- "The Boisterous Sea of Liberty": The Campaign of 1800 -- "The Intention of Our Fellow Citizens": The Election of 1800 -- "Give Them the Horrors": The House Decides the Election -- "The Creed of Our Political Faith": Jefferson's Inauguration -- Epilogue: "The Revolution of 1800"
Control code
ocm61129142
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780195189063
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61129142

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