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the last pre-Civil War candidate the
Democrats could agree upon.
The Democratic party survived
the Civil War. The party was split
by the war into Southern and
Northern Democrats, with the
former lost to the national party
during the war.
When the electoral votes were
counted, the result was less than
Adams received a slim
majority of 71 votes for President to
68 for Jefferson. But 12 Federalist
electors had failed to vote for
Pinckney, and Jefferson, receiving
the second highest number of votes,
became Vice-President. Members
of opposing parties held the two
highest offices in the land.
By 1800 party discipline was
enforced enough to pledge electors
to vote for both party candidates,
which created another problem.
Jefferson and Burr each received 73
As the Constitution
provided, the issue went to the
House of Representatives, which
elected Jefferson, largely because
Hamilton preferred him as a lesser
evil than Burr.
was then amended to distinguish the
votes for President and Vice-
Thus, by 1800 the Electoral
College, as designed by the
Founding Fathers, had deteriorated
to a mere formality, with electors
pledged to vote for nominees
chosen by a caucus of the party's
members in Congress.
This system lasted only through
the terms of Jefferson, Madison,
and Monroe, a period of 24 years, a
victim of its own lack of leadership
and organizational activity.
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