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Third President of the United States

Source: The Library of Congress

In 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected the third President of the United States, defeating the incumbent President John Adams. Taking into consideration the transfer of political power from the Federalists to Democratic-Republicans, Jefferson appealed for national unity proclaiming, “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” Jefferson won his reelection bid in 1804, serving two terms as President.

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