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GLC #: GLC07095 Date: 1860, 1864 Object Type: Object
by Joanne B. Freeman
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The presidential election of 1800 was an angry, dirty, crisis-ridden contest that seemed to threaten the nation’s very survival. A bitter partisan battle between Federalist John Adams and Republican Thomas Jefferson produced a tie between Jefferson and his Republican running mate, Aaron Burr. The unfolding of this crisis tested the new nation’s durability.

Nasty political mud-slinging. Campaign attacks and counterattacks.More »

by Liette Gidlow

Imagine the setting. Since soon after the close of World War II, the United States had been engaged in a heated Cold War with the Communist Soviet Union.More »