The Adams Administration John Adams, who supported the Federalist view, was elected president in 1796. In a twist of fate, Jefferson, despite being a member of the opposing party, won the second-highest total of votes and thus became vice president. Although Adams ...
The Election of 1800 In the election of 1800, Jefferson and Aaron Burr were the Democratic-Republican candidates, President Adams and Charles Pinckney the Federalists. When the election resulted in a tie between Jefferson and Burr, responsibility for choosing the ...
The Louisiana Purchase Jefferson’s most important act as president was to double the size of the nation by purchasing the Louisiana Territory from France. With no power base in the West Indies, Napoleon knew that he could never extend the French empire in ...
The Madison Administration In 1808, James Madison became president with a large plurality of electoral votes. A Democratic-Republican and an ally of Jefferson’s, Madison had worked harder than anyone to shape the Constitution; he is considered its ...
Review the following study guides if necessary: Establshing a New Nation and the First Four Presidents