Americans reflect on a divided nation: "This doesn't feel like America"
But Jessica Roney, professor of early American history at Temple University in Philadelphia, says America has had some turbulent times before. Roney agreed that divisiveness is American history, not the exception to American history. "Is there any moment from American history that comes to mind as a point of comparison with today?" But Roney says there's actually a lesser-known moment in American history that may give us hope: "What I'm proud of in American history, what's a moment that I look to, I always said, 'The election of 1800.' That election, which marked the exit of John Adams and the entrance of Thomas Jefferson, was the first peaceful transfer of power between opposing sides in American history.cbsnews.com