At a glance:
- Author: John Ferling
- First Published: 2004
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: The turn of the nineteenth century
- Setting: The United States
- Characters: John Adams, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Politics, Elections, Politicians, Government, Presidents, Heads of state, Legislative bodies, Political conventions, Republican Party
- Locales: United States
Only the last four of John Ferling's thirteen chapters in Adams vs. Jefferson deal directly with the 1800 election in the United States. The first five chapters (82 of 215 text pages), describing the evolution of national politics prior to 1796, contain little information beyond what introductory American history texts include. Ferling briefly narrates the work of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, the election of George Washington, and the formation of the first federal government. He describes Alexander Hamilton's plan to organize the finances of the new nation and his famous...
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