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Aaron Burr

(1756—1836) American Democratic Republican statesman

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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton  

(c. 1757–1804)US Federalist politician. He served under George Washington as First Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) and established the US central banking system. Hamilton was a prime mover behind ...
Burr, Aaron

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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(1756–1836),

was a distinguished officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a New York lawyer serving

Burr, Aaron

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Charles F. Hobson

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Graduating from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton) in 1772, Burr studied law with Tapping Reeve. During

Burr, Aaron

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Vice President

• Born: Feb. 6, 1756, Newark, N.J. • Political party: Democratic-Republican • Education: College of New Jersey

Burr, Aaron

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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In the Revolutionary War, as aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam in New York City, Burr played a central role in rescuing American troops trapped at Brooklyn Heights as British troops ... More
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Nicholas Casner

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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(1756–1836), political leader, vice president, conspirator. Best remembered for his duel with Alexander Hamilton and the failed attempt to create a separate empire in the western ... More
caucuses, congressional

caucuses, congressional  

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The congressional caucus was a method of nominating Presidential candidates used by the Federalist party in 1800 and the Democratic-Republican party between 1800 and 1824.Borrowing the word from the ...
Electoral College

Electoral College  

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A mechanism for the indirect election of public officials. For the purpose of electing the President and Vice President of the United States a 538‐member Electoral College is created with each state ...
Executive Immunity

Executive Immunity  

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The Constitution provides no exemption for the presidency from the legal processes of other branches. Congress alone is blessed with such a protection, but that shield, the Speech or Debate ...
executive privilege

executive privilege  

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The right of the executive to withhold information from the legislature or courts.In the United States executive privilege has been used by the President, and executive officials given the right by ...
George Clinton

George Clinton  

(1739–1812)American patriot leader. He controlled the popular anti-British faction in New York City from 1768. After attending the second Continental Congress (1775–76) he helped draft the state's ...
George Rogers Clark

George Rogers Clark  

(1752–1818),Virginia soldier, served under Lord Dunmore against the Ohio Indians, was a surveyor for the Ohio Company, and helped secure his colony's sovereignty over Kentucky and Ohio. During the ...
James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson  

(1757–1825)US general and adventurer. He distinguished himself in the early days of the War of Independence. Moving to Kentucky, he became a principal figure in the confused politics of the ...
John Adams

John Adams  

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(1735–1826)US Federalist statesman, 2nd President of the USA (1797–1801). He was a key figure in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and was minister to Britain (1785–88).
Martin, Luther

Martin, Luther  

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(b. Piscataway, N.J., ca. 20 Feb. 1748; d. New York, N.Y., 10 July 1826), lawyer and statesman.Of humble origins, Martin graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton ...
Tammany Hall

Tammany Hall  

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Headquarters of a political organization in New York City. Founded in 1789, it was named after a late 17th‐century Indian chief, and based its rites and ceremonies on pseudo‐Indian forms. It ...
12th Amendment

12th Amendment  

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The 12th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1804, revised the voting system in the electoral college. The Constitution of 1787 provided that each elector would cast two ballots for ...
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson  

(1743–1826)The statesman and third President of the United States was also the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. A polymath and widely-read man, his ideal of tolerant and ...
William Johnson

William Johnson  

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Associate Justice, 1804–34• Born: Dec. 27, 1771, Charleston, S.C.• Education: College of New Jersey (Princeton), B.A., 1790; studied law with Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in Charleston• Previous ...

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