Election Of 1800 Dbq Essay

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The presidential election of 1800 might have just been one of the most controversial in our nation's history. Federalists President John Adams fought for reelection but it became clear that the Anti-Federalists, led by Democratic-Republican and Vice President Thomas Jefferson, would take the office. Meanwhile in an effort to preserve the influence of the party, the federalist-led congress pass the judiciary act of 1801 which reorganized the federal judiciary, and the District of Columbia organic Act, both of which created dozens of new judgeships and justice ships. Marbury had been lawfully appointed and confirmed as justice of the peace and therefore had a right to his commision. Marshall went on to say that Marbury was entitled to redress
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