1800 - Nation's capitol moves to Washington D.C.

The White House as it looked when Thomas Jefferson became president.

In 1800:

Washington D.C., 1800

-  the population of the country is now at 5.3 million.

- the national government moves to Washington

- Jefferson beats Adams for White House in a deeply contentious and fraudulent election;

- Aaron Burr becomes vice president. Women were permitted to vote in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, municipal elections.