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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Election of 1800

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Thomas Jefferson's election in 1800 is considered by historians to be a "evolution" in that:

A

Jefferson's election saved the US from becoming a constitutional monarchy.

B

The election was so close that the Supreme Court was forced to chose a winner, preventing a loss of faith in the Electoral College.

C

For the first time, the government changed in an orderly fashion despite bitter partisan conflict.

D

Slave states, aided by the Three-Fifths Compromise, swung the election by playing on fears of abolitionist actions by the incumbent John Adams.

E

Wealthy businessmen and bankers contributed huge sums to Jefferson, enabling him to win the election.