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The Resource Jefferson's second revolution : the election of 1800 and the triumph of republicanism, Susan Dunn

Jefferson's second revolution : the election of 1800 and the triumph of republicanism, Susan Dunn

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Jefferson's second revolution : the election of 1800 and the triumph of republicanism
Title
Jefferson's second revolution
Title remainder
the election of 1800 and the triumph of republicanism
Statement of responsibility
Susan Dunn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Election of 1800 was a revolution in the modern sense of a radical new beginning, but it was also a revolution in the sense of a return to the point of origin: the principles of 1776. Federalist incumbent John Adams, and the elitism he represented, faced Republican Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson defeated Adams, but through a quirk in Electoral College balloting he tied with his own running mate, Aaron Burr. A constitutional crisis ensued. Congress was supposed to resolve the tie, but would the Federalists hand over power peacefully to their political enemies, Jefferson and his Republicans? For weeks on end, nothing was less certain. The Federalists delayed and plotted, while the Republicans threatened to take up arms. In [this book, the author] illuminates the many facets of this watershed moment in American history. She captures its great drama, gives us fresh, finely drawn portraits of the founding fathers, and brilliantly examines the enduring significance and consequences of the crisis. The year 1800 marked the end of Federalist elitism, led the way to peaceful power shifts, established a place for states' rights in the political landscape, and set the stage for the Civil War. -Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Dunn, Susan
Dewey number
324.973/044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E330
LC item number
.D86 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Adams, John
  • Presidents
  • Republicanism
  • Political culture
  • United States
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Jefferson's second revolution : the election of 1800 and the triumph of republicanism, Susan Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-352) and index
Contents
On the brink -- "If the people be governors, who shall be governed?" -- Farewell to harmony -- Heir apparent -- Sedition -- Life without father -- The war of words -- Storms in the atmosphere -- On the campaign trail -- Showdown -- March 4, 1801 -- The new politics -- Would the system work?
Control code
ocm54974609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9780618131648
Lccn
2004047489
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o54974609
Label
Jefferson's second revolution : the election of 1800 and the triumph of republicanism, Susan Dunn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-352) and index
Contents
On the brink -- "If the people be governors, who shall be governed?" -- Farewell to harmony -- Heir apparent -- Sedition -- Life without father -- The war of words -- Storms in the atmosphere -- On the campaign trail -- Showdown -- March 4, 1801 -- The new politics -- Would the system work?
Control code
ocm54974609
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9780618131648
Lccn
2004047489
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o54974609

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