Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Act 2, Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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“The Election of 1800” dramatizes the political situation in the aftermath of John Adams’ failure as president, Jefferson’s political dilemmas, and Burr’s determination to win the election. Madison convinces Jefferson to ask Hamilton for his endorsement. As Burr’s campaign continues, Jefferson gets the still-grieving Hamilton on board, with Burr admitting (during a confrontation with Hamilton) that he is doing what Hamilton always suggested that he do: take action to get what he wants. When the election results in a tie, the decision goes to the congress of electoral delegates for a decision, the congress ultimately being swayed by Hamilton’s support of Jefferson. Jefferson pointedly tells Burr that as second place finisher, he (Burr) is now going to be vice president, and that he (Burr) should thank Hamilton. The first part of the scene is rapped, with Madison’s persuasion of...

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