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Aaron Burr

(1756–1836) US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for ...

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..., Aaron ( 1756–1836 ) US Democratic Republican statesman . After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800 , Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New York in 1804 , largely through the campaign of his rival Alexander Hamilton . Later the same year Burr killed Hamilton in a...

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..., Aaron ( 1756–1836 ) US statesman , vice president ( 1801–05 ). A veteran of the American Revolution, Burr was senator for New York ( 1791–97 ). His contribution to the formation of a Republican legislature in New York ( 1800 ), ensured the election of a Republican president. Burr was meant to become vice president, but confusion in the electoral college resulted in a tie for president between Burr and Thomas Jefferson . Jefferson was elected with the support of Alexander Hamilton . This mix-up led to the adoption of the 12th Amendment to the US...

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..., Aaron ( 1756 – 1836 ), political leader, vice president, and conspirator. Best remembered for his duel with Alexander Hamilton and the failed attempt to create a separate empire in the western United States , Burr remains one of the more enigmatic figures in a generation of revolutionaries and nation-builders. Born in Newark , New Jersey , the son and namesake of a prominent Presbyterian minister and grandson of Jonathan Edwards , Burr graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) at the age of sixteen and began legal studies. In 1775 , he...

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...Burr, Aaron ( 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 United States, Burr remains one of the more enigmatic figures in a generation of revolutionaries and nation-builders. Born in Newark, New Jersey, the son and namesake of a prominent Presbyterian minister and grandson of Jonathan Edwards , Burr graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) at the age of sixteen and began legal studies. In 1775 , he joined the...

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..., Aaron ( 1756–1836 ) U.S. senator ( 1791–97 ), vice president of the United States, and Revolutionary army officer, born in Newark, New Jersey. 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 were landing north of the city ( September 1776 ). In the election of 1800 , Burr tied with Thomas Jefferson , but was defeated on the thirty-sixth ballot; he served as vice president under Jefferson ( 1801–04 ). Burr is...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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..., Aaron ( 1756–1836 ), third vice president of the United States, from 1801 to 1805 , political leader, and conspirator. Best remembered for his duel with Alexander Hamilton and for the failed attempt to create a separate empire in the western United States, Aaron Burr remains one of the more enigmatic figures in a generation of revolutionaries and nation builders. Born in Newark, New Jersey, the son and namesake of a prominent Presbyterian minister and a grandson of Jonathan Edwards , Burr graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) at the age...

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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..., hated Aaron Burr even more—perhaps because Burr had defeated Hamilton's father-in-law in the Senate election of 1790 . Hamilton broke the deadlock in the House, and on the 36th ballot Jefferson won the election. Soon afterward, the 12th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted, giving each elector a separate ballot to cast for President and Vice President. Because of Burr's conspiracy against him in the election, Jefferson gave him nothing to do during his term of office, and he dropped him from the ticket in 1804 . The same year, Burr lost the New...

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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..., Aaron ( 1756–1836 ), was a distinguished officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a New York lawyer serving as the state attorney general ( 1789 ) and as U.S. senator ( 1791–97 ). Owing to his unprecedented organization of New York Democrats through the previously nonpolitical Tammany Society, he received an equal electoral vote with Jefferson in the presidential election of 1800 . The House of Representatives, after many ballots, chose Jefferson as President and Burr as Vice-President. His candidacy for New York's governorship ( 1804 )...

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..., Aaron (b. Newark, N.J., 6 Feb, 1756 ; d. New York, N.Y., 14 Sept. 1836 ), lawyer and statesman. Graduating from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton) in 1772 , Burr studied law with Tapping Reeve . During the Revolutionary War, he compiled an impressive record as a Continental Army officer. After the war Burr settled in New York City and embarked on a successful career as a lawyer and politician. A shrewd and opportunistic political strategist, Burr founded the Jeffersonian Republican party of New York and secured that state for the party in ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...0Aaron Aaron Burr 1756 – 1836 American politician Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained. James Parton The Life and Times of Aaron Burr (1857); attributed law is boldly boldly asserted plausibly ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...Aaron Burr 1756 – 1836 Never do today what you can do as well tomorrow. quoted in James Parton, The Life and Times of Aaron Burr [1857] Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained. attributed, quoted in James Parton, The Life and Times of Aaron Burr ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Aaron Aaron Burr 1756 – 1836 American politician and Vice-President of the US, 1801–5; see also Alexander hamilton Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained. James Parton The Life and Times of Aaron Burr (1857); attributed law is boldly boldly asserted plausibly ...

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..., Aaron, trial of . The trial of Aaron Burr for treason in 1807 is perhaps the formative political trial in American history and certainly the one that fixed strict constitutional and judicial limits on prosecutions for treason. The defendant was famously controversial. Burr was vice-president during Thomas Jefferson ’s first term and twice a failed candidate for governor of New York. He was also betrayer of Jefferson (snatching at the Presidency itself as Congress decided the election of 1800 ) and murderer of Alexander Hamilton (in a duel). To...

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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...and African Americans . Bibliography Burr, Aaron . Memoirs of Aaron Burr: With Miscellaneous Selections from His Correspondence . 2 vols. Edited by Mathew L. Davis . Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1970. Burr, Aaron . The Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr . 2 vols. Edited by Mary-Jo Kline . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983. Lomask, Milton . Aaron Burr: The Conspiracy and Years of Exile, 1805–1836 . New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1982. Lomask, Milton . Aaron Burr: The Years from Princeton to Vice...

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Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
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The trial of Aaron Burr for treason in 1807 is perhaps the formative political trial in American history and certainly the one that fixed strict constitutional and judicial limits on ...
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Aaron Burr's legacy to African Americans is mixed. He supported the eventual end of slavery in his home state of New York but was unwilling to confront the issue on the national stage.[...]

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