Election Of 1800 Dbq

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The election of 1800 was the first election to be decided by the House of Representatives. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, both had the same amount of electoral votes. At the end it was decided, Jefferson as president and Burr as vice president. Thomas Jefferson as president scaled back Federalist building plans for Washington and cut the government budget. He also reduced the size of the army by a third and cut back the navy to six ships. He abolished all federal taxes based on population or whiskey. John Adams appointed new judicial and military appointment in the last day of office. Thomas Jefferson refused to hire these “midnight judges.” Marbury v. Madison was about that William Marbury sued James Madison for failure to make good
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