How Did Thomas Jefferson Became The 3rd President

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Topic Sentence 1 : Thomas Jefferson became the third president even after he was Vice President the year before. In 1800 he tied for president with Aaron Burr, they both had 73 electoral votes. It took 36 ballots and two months to decide that Jefferson was the winner. Thomas Jefferson became the 3rd President and 4 years before was the 2nd Vice President of the United States of America. Then in 1804 he was easily reelected. During his Presidency, he allowed freedom of speech, which means the press can say what they want, good or bad. He let immigrants into the country. He purchased Louisiana for 15 million dollars. He increased land sale in the west, which means he bought some of the west territory. He canceled Adams “Midnight Judges” that
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