RESOURCE:

Jefferson Banner

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 11/13/2008

This cloth banner celebrates the electoral victory of Thomas Jefferson over John Adams in the presidential election of 1800. The banner is believed to be one of the earliest surviving textiles carrying partisan imagery, created at the dawn of the first American party system in which power passed from Federalists to Jeffersonian Republicans.