The Election of 1800

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The election of 1800 provides an opportunity for class members to develop campaign materials for John Adams of the Federalist Party or Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic Republican party. Groups read a brief background article on the election and use what they have learned about campaign advertising and propaganda to design campaign signs, buttons, or bumper stickers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • The resource could be used independently of the series in a study of the election of 1800
  • After the class has produced their buttons, slogans, and signs have groups research the advertising used and how the election of 1800 was resolved
Classroom Considerations
  • Although background information is provided about the presidential election of 1800, the activity would work best if class members had previous knowledge of both candidates and the scandals associated with the election
  • The fifth in a series of six resources
  • The three-page packet includes the plan, discussion questions, and background information on the election of 1800
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