The most contentious election in US history?

Presidential elections are not nice. They are very IMPORTANT, but not nice. By the way, make sure you vote—I already have by absentee ballot.

One of the most contentious presidential election in US history was the election of 1800 between the incumbent John Adams and “frenemy” (they were friends and enemies at the same time) Thomas Jefferson. The main cast of characters in this election—Adams, Jefferson, Burr, Hamilton all had a mutual level of disgust for one another. In fact, just 4 years later the election, Aaron Burr (who was Jefferson’s Vice President), killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. You can do your own research on this election, but I thought this brief video would an interesting watch. I wonder what things would have looked like back then with TV adds and Twitter?

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