President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy


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1. Which was NOT an ideal of Jeffersonian Democracy?

2. What was significant about the election of 1800?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What was Jeffersonian Democracy? What happened during the election of 1800? You'll need to answer these and other questions related to Thomas Jefferson's presidency to pass this short quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions about the following topics:

  • Who died in a famous duel
  • Ideals of Jeffersonian Democracy
  • Why the House of Representatives decided the 1800 election
  • The candidate supported by Democratic-Republicans in the election of 1800
  • The candidate supported by Federalists in the election of 1800

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills while you use this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on President Jefferson's election and government
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the outcome of the election of 1800 and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the presidential candidates in 1800

Additional Learning

For further details on presidential history, review the accompanying lesson called President Jefferson's Election and Jeffersonian Democracy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the political parties of the 1800 election
  • Understand the flaws in the electoral system revealed by the 1800 election
  • Know what the Revolution of 1800 refers to
  • Discuss the political movement of Jeffersonian Democracy