The 1792 US presidential election is the second US presidential election. They involved all 13 states that founded the United States, as well as Kentucky and Vermont that had joined the United States at that time. In the election, the President of the United States was re-elected George Washington , who received 100% of the vote. As in the 1789 election , George Washington was elected by universal agreement without opponents. Vice President John Adams became second with 77 votes and was re-elected Vice President.
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|US Presidential Election (1792)|
|November 2 – December 5, 1792|
|Vice President||John adams|
|The number of votes of electors||132|
State election results. Green indicates the states in which Washington won.
At the time of the election, a strong confrontation arose between federalists led by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton , who advocated a strong federal government and its decisive role in the economy, and Republican Democrats led by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson , who fought for state rights against the Hamilton economic program. James Madison , who left the federalist party after disagreeing with Hamilton over the central bank, founded the Democratic Republican Party of the United States in 1792 with the anti-federalist Jefferson. As a result of these contradictions, both sides convinced George Washington, who was considering leaving, to stay and run again in order to smooth out interfactional friction. The popularity of Washington, which was supported by both sides, increased significantly after the adoption of the Bill of Rights . However, Republican Democrats fought for the post of vice president. The main candidates for the post of vice president were federalist John Adams and Republican Democrat George Clinton . However, some Republican Democratic electors voted for Jefferson or Aaron Burr against Clinton, with the result that Adams gained the most votes and became vice president again.
- John Adams - US Vice President Massachusetts
- Aaron Burr - Senator from New York
- George Clinton - Governor of New York
- Thomas Jefferson - Secretary of State from Virginia
- George Washington - US President, from Virginia
|State / Candidate||George Washington||John adams||George Clinton||Thomas Jefferson||Aaron Burr||Number of Electors|