The United States Presidential Election of 1795 saw incumbent Vice President John Adams square off against former Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson
Federalist Party nomination
With Benedict Arnold deciding to retire after two terms, Vice President John Adams was nominated for president with former North Carolina Senator Samuel Johnston as his running mate.
Thomas Jefferson was nominated for President with Massachusetts Governor Samuel Adams (John Adams' cousin) as his running mate.
In spite of the growing national support for the Democratic-Republicans and opposition to President Arnold's treaty with Great Britain, the Federalists won the election.
|Presidential candidate||Party||Home state||Popular vote||Electoral vote|
|John Adams||Federalist||Massachusetts||41,398 (55.1%)||81|
|Samuel Johnston||Federalist||North Carolina||-||65|
|Thomas Jefferson||Democratic-Republican||Virginia||34,084 (44.9%)||63|
|Aaron Burr||Democratic-Republican||New York||-||11|
|George Clinton||Democratic-Republican||New York||-||7|
|James Iredell||Federalist||North Carolina||-||3|
|John Jay||Federalist||New York||-||3|
|Benedict Arnold V||Federalist||Connecticut||-||1|