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What was the Revolution of 1800, and in what way was it a revolution?

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I would say that the election of 1800 could be termed a "revolution of 1800" by way of how it brought about a shift in United States politics through the victory of the Democratic-Republican Party, which would proceed to dominate US politics across these early decades of the United States. If we were to look into the early history of the United States, we'd see political parties first emerge under the Washington administration, with the Democratic-Republicans pitted against the Federalists. Washington himself would be followed by John Adams, a Federalist. So, this moment does seem to represent a significant turning point in US history, signaling the decline of the Federalist Party and the beginning of the Democratic-Republican Party's dominance of early US politics.

However, I think, in many ways the election of 1800 is at its most significant in how it defies the standard narrative of political revolution. Don't forget—revolutions tend to be deeply tumultuous. However, the election...

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