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Jefferson Versus Adams: The Dirtiest Political Campaigns in History (Video)

Has 2010 been the dirtiest election year ever? Nope. This attack-ad battle between Jefferson and Adams from 1800 puts our modern vitriol to shame.

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With so much mudslinging in political campaigns this year, you might think 2010 has had the dirtiest election ads year ever. Not so, suggests this video from the contentious presidential battle between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1800.


Via Lapham's Quarterly

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