Jefferson – Arch Priest of Atheism

Chris Riegg

Video 1: Jefferson – Arch Priest of Atheism

The United States presidential election of 1800 was remarkable in its astonishing viciousness. While President John Adams and his challenger Thomas Jefferson both refrained from public demagoguery to preserve the semblance of an honorable campaign, their supporters decried the opposition as illegitimate. Continue reading

For Jefferson and Liberty

Adrian Castro

For Jefferson and Liberty



In this video, I began with a quote from Jefferson (“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”) to symbolize the message of this platform: the People should be in control, not the government.  Continue reading

Blind, Bald, Crippled, Toothless Man

Robyn Shapiro

Election of 1800 Adams Attack Ad

            While certainly a qualified and formative figure of the Revolution, President Adams was unable to hold together burgeoning parties that were increasingly fueled by self-interest and personal vendettas. His first term consisted of a number of mistakes that today would be seen as disastrous public relations failures. Continue reading