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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

The Election of 1796

A New Nation<BR>(1776-1830)
A New Nation
(1776-1830)


The Election of 1796
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.03

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    mudslinging, atheist, presidential, legislature, prove, campaign, convince, member, vice, whom, candidate, however, vote, lead, election, photo
     content words:    United States, George Washington, Electoral College, John Adams, Thomas Pinckney, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr


The Election of 1796
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     It happens once every four years! The stages (decked out in red, white, and blue), the TV advertisements, the speeches, the bus tours, the hand shaking, and the photo opportunities. And that's just the beginning of the serious and silly events that lead up to the presidential election. There are also the debates, the campaign promises, and the insults, also called mudslinging. These are some of the things each candidate for president does as he tries to prove to the American people that he is the perfect person to be the next president. At the same time, he also tries to convince Americans that the other candidate is someone for whom no one in his right mind would vote.
 
2     Elections in the United States have been that way almost since the beginning. George Washington didn't really have any competition; he was elected unanimously. However, by the time Washington was ready to step down, a contest was lining up between two sides. Both sides wanted one of its people to be president.
 
3     In 1796, the two sides were the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. Each side chose two candidates for president, since the members of the Electoral College would each vote for two people. Whoever won the most votes would be the new president. Whoever came in second would be the new vice president.

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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

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(1776-1830)



United States
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    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
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    A New Nation
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    After the Civil War
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    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
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    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
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    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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