Debate Magazine

Attack Ads Circa 1800

Posted on the 21 August 2011 by Mikeb302000
Another repost from my blog

From the American Creation blog:
210 years ago, at the turn of the century, two of the biggest players in the American Revolution exchanged blows over some of the same issues that still occupy us to this day. John Adams, the incumbent who had taken the Federalist reigns from the great George Washington, squared off with his on-again, off-again, on-again Virginia friend, Thomas Jefferson. Contrary to what we are often led to believe, this contest was incredibly fierce and oftentimes took a very negative tone. For example, when the Adams camp learned of Jefferson's desire to thwart the Federalists they accused Jefferson of plotting to destroy the very fabric of society by eliminating god from American life.

Even Martha Washington succumbed to the propaganda, telling a clergyman that Jefferson was "one of the most detestable of mankind and a threat to our way of life"!--How often have you heard me call Jefferson a slimebag on this blog? Here you get to see the evil's that Jefferson would bring about from the voices of the time.

Historical background for the Election of 1800:

As I said, American Creation is a fun blog to read!

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