Thomas Jefferson rose to prominence in Virginia politics, supported the revolutionary movement, served in both Continental Congresses, and was a major drafter of the Declaration of Independence. Became Governor of Virginia in 1779 and later succeeded Franklin as U.S. Minister to France. His sympathies were with the Revolutionary French. In 1790, Thomas Jefferson was appointed President Washington’s Secretary of State.
-James Monroe ran unopposed for reelection in the election of 1820 after the Federalist Party became no more of a threat after the War of 1812. Monroe received all but one electoral vote so that Washington would remain the only individual elected unanimously. John Quincy Adams received that one electoral vote.