Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pointless Presidential Pfacts #4 - "Adams/Jefferson '96???"

In our nation's 3rd presidential election in 1796, Vice President John Adams, supported by the Federalists, was the first place winner in the Electoral College and the runner-up was former Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, supported by the anti-federalists which would eventually become the Democratic-Republicans. So from 1797-1801, the POTUS was from one party and the VPOTUS was from another party, something that would not happen again until 1864 when Republican Abraham Lincoln ran with Democrat Andrew Johnson on the National Union ticket...but that one was planned.

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