How did the election of 1800 illustrate the peaceful transfer of power made possible through the Constitution?
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1. How did the election of 1800 illustrate the peaceful transfer of power made possible through the Constitution?
2. How where the roles of the judiciary and executive branch expanded under Jefferson? What significant foreign events occurres under his administration?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
The election of 1800 was the most important election in American History for a number of reasons. First, it was the first time EVER, in the history of mankind, that power had been transferred from one group to another without bloodshed and war.
The Federalists under Adams favored a strong central government, national bank, and few individual rights. The Anti-Federalists under Jefferson's Democratic-Republican party were diametrically opposed in almost every way: strong state government, limited central government, property rights, rights of the individual.
No one knew after the election (which lasted forever and was the closest ever) what would happen. Would the Federalists give up power peacefully or would there be revolution, secession, or civil war. Jefferson repealed the Alien and Sedition Acts, brought the Democrat-Republicans to power for a period of years, and indirectly brought about the demise of the Federalist Party.
In almost every election since then ( except Lincoln, et.al. ), no matter how bitter the race for president, the country and opposing parties have conceded power to the victor and the victor's party for the next 4 years and worked together for the good of the country as a whole.
That, my friend, is the beauty of the Constitution in particular and of this country in general.Source(s): wikipedia, United States Presidential Election 1800