Presidential Election of 1800: Candidates, Summary & Significance


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During Jefferson's inaugural address in 1801 he tried to bridge the political differences in the nation by arguing that all of the men involved were:

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1. The presidential election of 1800 was a rematch of the 1796 election with these two candidates once again running against each other:

2. During the campaign for the presidential election of 1800, Adams was characterized as an:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The election of 1800 was a bitterly fought partisan duel, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of this tumultuous event in history. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the election events as well as the candidates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Jefferson's inaugural address
  • The characterization of Adams during the campaign
  • The House of Representatives role in the election

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the election of 1800
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important figures, such as John Adams and Aaron Burr
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding John Adams' campaign
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Thomas Jefferson's attempt to heal the nation

Additional Learning

The election of 1800 is notable for its divisive rhetoric and also for the concurrent formation of major political parties. You can learn more about this important point in history by reading the lesson called Presidential Election of 1800: Candidates, Summary and Significance. The lesson helps you:

  • Learn about the events and candidates of the Election of 1800
  • Understand how partisan parties changed American politics
  • Explore the role of Alexander Hamilton in deciding the election
  • Understand Aaron Burr's challenge for the presidency