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Special Webinar: What Can We Learn from the Election of 1800?

August 5, 2020

by Jeremy Gypton

Mather Brown. Thomas Jefferson, 1786. Oil on canvas. Public domain, from the National Portrait Gallery. Accession number NPG.99.66. Photographed by the Google Cultural Institute.

The first in our three-episode series of webinars about Presidential Elections and Campaigns, this episode focused on the tumultuous election of 1800, wherein John Adams was eventually defeated by Thomas Jefferson, resulting in the first partisan exchange of power in America.

Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, discussed the election and what we can learn from it with Dr. Cara Rogers, of Ashland University.

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