Monday, June 12, 2017

Fact of the Day: Jefferson Victory

In a fairly close electoral count, Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams in the U.S. Presidential election of 1800. However Adams supporters figured that Jefferson probably would have lost if slaves were not counted in the population that boosted electoral values. Someone eventually said that Jefferson had rode into the temple of Liberty on the shoulders of slaves.

9 comments:

  1. Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing! 😘😘😘

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  2. And I would have gotten away with it, too, if not for those pesky, meddlesome slaves! - Adams, probably

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  3. Jefferson was many things, but a great president he was not.

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  4. Interesting fact about them, they both died the same day July 4,1826.

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  5. Those electoral votes....I find that just weird but it is politics

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