Election of 1796

Jeffrey Pasley talked about the creation of American political parties, the issues they disagreed on, and the media wars they waged in 18th… read more

Election of 1796 Jeffrey Pasley talked about the creation of American political parties, the issues they disagreed on, and the media wars they waged in 18th century newspapers. The election of 1796 was the first time American voters had to choose between candidates from competing political parites. Professor Pasley spoke about thetactics used by the Federalist Party and Democratic-Republican Party to sully the reputations of candidates John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Jeffrey Pasley is the author of The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy. close

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  • Douglas Bradburn Founding Director George Washington's Mount Vernon->Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
  • Jeffrey L. Pasley Associate Professor (Former) University of Missouri, Columbia->History Department

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Election of 1796

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Program ID:
323334-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 10, 2015 | 4:40pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2015 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 10, 2015 | 4:40pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 11, 2015 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2015 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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