1801, March 4: With his Revolution of 1800, Jefferson initially felt the clash of the two “parties” was over, though of course he would soon be proven wrong.

Jefferson’s Inaugural Address of March 4, 1801: “Let us, then, fellow-citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things …. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.”

The fever had broken. Faction and party were behind them. For Jefferson, the Republican triumph reunited the people behind the “strongest Government on earth,” and restored the nation to its historic mission as a shining example to other countries of the felicities of freedom, the “world’s best hope.”

via Election of 1800 « Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.