Episode Four - The Presidential Debate 1804

The presidential election of 1804 would be the first conducted under the 12th Amendment which was ratified in June 1804. Previously whichever presidential candidate received the second highest electoral vote became vice president. The new amendment mandated separate ballots for the office of president and vice president.

In this program students will have the opportunity to learn more about the 1804 candidates, the political issues of the time, the events of the day and other concern of the country as Thomas Jefferson, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and their vice presidential running mates present their credentials and platform for consideration for the highest offices in the United States. The candidates are interviewed by students from Altavista High School.