Target Audience: 5th-10th Grade
Colonial Williamsburg Education presents, The Will of the People
The presidential campaign of 1800 was perhaps the most bitter in U.S. history. Thomas Jefferson explains to modern students how negative campaigning, partisan politics, and contested elections have been part of our political system since the republic’s earliest days.
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Length: 7 Mins, 7 Secs
Thomas Jefferson arrives to help Danny and Nancy research past elections.
Length: 6 Mins, 14 Secs
Danny and Nancy learn about negative political campaigning.
Length: 11 Mins, 54 Secs
Who will win the election of 1800: Thomas Jefferson or Aaron Burr?