"Bring your broom ’cause it’s a mess!"

Duration: 30-60 minutes

During the election of 1800, significant amounts of mudslinging occurred between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, along with their supporters. We know of the accusation made about John Adams being a “Monarchist.” There is also the claim made by the John Adams camp toward Thomas Jefferson that if he were elected, a reign of terror…

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Middle School, High School

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DLindow, Monticello Teacher Institute 2014