The Election & Presidency of Thomas Jefferson


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Who were the two major candidates competing against one another in the Election of 1800?

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1. From which nation did the United States purchase the Louisiana Territory?

2. The First Barbary War was fought between the U.S. and whom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to remind you of a number of the benchmarks of American history that were reached under the administration of the country's third president.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Purpose of the Embargo Act of 1807
  • Primary competitors for the office of the presidency in 1800
  • Duration of the Lewis and Clark expedition
  • Nation that originally claimed the Louisiana Territory
  • Foe of the United States in the First Barbary War

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ascertain that you gather the most important information from the lesson dealing with the presidential election of 1800 and the events that ensued
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding matters that occurred during the term of the third President of the United States and interpret them correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Louisiana Territory, the Embargo Act of 1807 and the First Barbary War

Additional Learning

To learn more about the election of 1800 and things that came to pass in its wake, read through the accompanying lesson entitled The Election & Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. The lesson concentrates on the following objectives:

  • Examine the political parties of the two main contenders for the office of president in 1800
  • Explain why no man could win a majority of votes, what happened as a result of this circumstance and the precedent set by the election
  • Comment on the incongruence of Hamilton's support of a particular candidate and the reason he gave for doing so
  • Discuss the self-image of the newly-elected president and one way in which he demonstrated this attitude