Election of 1800
An unforeseen problem emerged in
the 1800 presidential election
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Which of the following statements are true about the election of 1800?
I. There was a tie in the Electoral College, but it was from candidates in the same party
II. It marked the first transition of political parties for the presidency
III. While some predicted revolution, the results were greeted peacefully
IV. The House of Representatives chose the Federalist candidate
V. It prompted the drafting of the 12th Amendment to prevent future electoral problems
A) I, II and V only
B) I, II, III and V only
C) II, III, and V only
D) I, II, and III only
E) all of the statements are true
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