Why Did Jefferson Lose The Election Of 1800

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The presidential election of 1800 consisted between the running individuals Democratic-Republican representative Thomas Jefferson and Federalist, John Adams. Although, Thomas Jefferson won the election, this was the time African American were allowed to vote. African Americans were allowed to vote but their votes counted as three-fifths, which was composed by James Wilson. The three-fifths vote was created to allow African America in southern and northern states a chance to vote, but their vote would not count as a whole. Many feel that Jefferson would have lost the election if the three-fifths vote did not exist. This election was significant because the controversy between both running mates Jefferson and Aaron Burr was influenced by Alexander
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