APUSH Unit 3 Early Nation Through Era of Good Feelings Chapter 11 Summary The ideological conflicts of the early Republic culminated in the bitter election of 1800 between Adams and Jefferson. Despite the fierce rhetoric of the campaign, the “Revolution of 1800” demonstrated that the infant Republic could peacefully transfer power from one party to anther. The election of 1800 also signaled the decline of the conservative Federalist Party, which proved unable to adjust to the democratic future of American politics. Jefferson the political theorist came to Washington determined to restore what he saw as the original American revolutionary ideals and to implement his Republican principles of limited and frugal gov’t, strict construction, and an antimilitarist foreign policy. But Jefferson the practical politician had to compromise many of these goals, thereby moderating the Republican-Federalist ideological conflict. The sharpest political conflicts occurred over the judiciary, where John Marshall worked
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