Revolution of 1800 The Revolution of 1800 was monumental in the development of the United States as a nation. It proved to other nations that the republican experiment began by the revolutionary seed of independence could not only thrive, but succeed. In the fierce political battles of Adam’s term this orderly exchange of power seemed impossible to ever achieve but this election proved all the skeptics wrong. The Revolution of 1800 was so named by the winner of the 1800 election, Thomas Jefferson. He called this election a revolution because his party, the Republicans, peacefully and orderly received the power with nothing but acceptance by the federalists.
This was how the founding fathers designed the government to be. It was revolutionary for America because this was not even achieved in England until a full generation later and this country was only a little over 20 years old. Other countries began to look up to a respect, maybe even copy the advances that this democracy was making. There were fierce political battles during Washington’s and Adam’s terms as president and it seemed that if the balance of power was changed that the upset party would rebel. This election obviously quieted any fears of rebellion and symbolized that all the people in America respected and honored the wishes of other Americans and of the government.
The Revolution of 1800 clearly was an omen for the continued success and growth of the United States of America.