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America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800 #2020

America Afire Jefferson Adams and the Revolutionary Election of Bernard Weisberger has once again brought the past to life If you want to experience the crossfire of intellectual and political ferment at the dawn of our Republic open these pages and start ducking

  • Title: America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800
  • Author: Bernard A. Weisberger
  • ISBN: 9780380977635
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Hardcover
  • America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800 By Bernard A. Weisberger, Bernard Weisberger has once again brought the past to life If you want to experience the crossfire of intellectual and political ferment at the dawn of our Republic, open these pages and start ducking Bill MoyersAmerica Afire is the powerful story of the election of 1800, arguably the most important election in America s history and certainly one of the most hotly dis Bernard Weisberger has once again brought the past to life If you want to experience the crossfire of intellectual and political ferment at the dawn of our Republic, open these pages and start ducking Bill MoyersAmerica Afire is the powerful story of the election of 1800, arguably the most important election in America s history and certainly one of the most hotly disputed American self government was still an endangered experiment seventeen years after the War of Independence had been won As 1800 dawned, the sacrifices and fraternity of the spirit of 76 had vanished, replaced by bitter and angry rivalries Former allies Adams and Jefferson, president and vice president, now Federalist versus Republican, squared off in a vicious contest to win the fourth presidential election under the Constitution.The Constitution was still new and untried The young republic lacked a cohesive national identity, the strength to confront aggressive foreign powers in a world racked by war and revolution, and a stable system for working out political differences electorally Political parties were new, unforeseen, and unwelcome creations Small wonder that no one was prepared for the partisan warfare that threatened to rage out of control Or for the broken friendships, scandals, riots, slanders, beatings, and jailings elements of a crucial and perilous election that sparked a constitutional crisis and threats of civil war.Ultimately, the surprise is not that problems arose, but that the United States emerged from them a stronger nation For when Adams stepped down from the presidency peacefully in 1801, it was the first time in modern history that a leader had voluntarily turned over power to his political enemy This was truly a revolution and a triumph for democracy made in America Scrupulously researched and eminently readable, America Afire tells the tale of a watershed event in American history and lends a valuable new perspective on the early years of the United States, as well as the genesis and nature of our political system.

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    1 thought on “America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800

    1. The American news media really did us all a disservice in the 2000 election with its caterwauling about constitutional crises, and how the world would come to an end because they were not allowed to predict the outcome of the election before the polls closed and heaven forbid we might have to wait a few weeks to discover the outcome A shame they never read any history Our past is riddled with contests much contentious than those of recent vintage Take 1800, for example John Adams must have sulk [...]

    2. America Afire is about the contested U.S Presidential election of 1800, its effects upon our country and political system, and the ability of our nation to weather a constitutional crisis and challenges similar to those we have experienced in recent presidential elections I ve always had an interest in Thomas Jefferson, the staid Virginia gentleman sometimes , as well as Aaron Burr, the dashing war hero and politically expedient scoundrel You get both in this well written and enjoyable book, as [...]

    3. While there is a great deal of background leading up to the election of 1800, I thought it was necessary for a full understanding of the times The main take away, the things change, the they remain the same The Hamilton Jefferson feud really was not different than current political rants.The only real complaint It is the College of William and Mary NOT William and Mary College.

    4. I started this book thinking that I was merely doing my due diligence and that I probably already knew most of the stuff in it Was I ever wrong By treating the Election as his subject, Weisberger is able explore subjects that most biographies of the period miss, especially a number of minor characters, like the Pinckney brothers, who are mentioned in other works but never get their due.Good reading and highly enlightening.

    5. This is a great book for anyone interested in this period of history I ve read a dozen books about the post Revolution to early Constitution period, and this is one of the best At first I thought this was a short book, but it hits every topic Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, Federalist Republican, Britain France, Burr, and the rest I wanted to re read this again slowly because it really gives a lot of information about the issues during the Constitutional Convention Great book

    6. Amazing story of the election of 1800, when President John Adams Federalist campaigned against his Vice President, Thomas Jefferson Republican.This book chronicles how the two party system in American politics came to be, and how the divisions of today seem tame compared to the bitter fight that took place just 24 years after our country gained its independence Indeed, the election of 1800 was a fight for the very future of our country.

    7. I think this book had a lot of promise, but in the end it turned out to try to cover too much history I thought it was a book about the election of 1800, but this wasn t really discussed until 2 3 of the way into the book I did enjoy the politics and backroom deals, especially when Jefferson and Burr tied in electoral votes But there was too much minutia leading up to the description of the election Overall an okay book, but I wouldn t recommend it.

    8. Amazing book on an extraordinary time in America Brought to life a lot of interesting characters of the Revolution and made sense out of a convoluted time in our history Easy and fun to read book.

    9. Very interesting saga of the beginnings of the electoral process Our founding fathers were not the saints we were taught to revere them as, and some were downright anti democracy.

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