Thomas Jefferson And Aaron Burr

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This election was almost as confused and complex as the 1796 election Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, both Republicans, tied in the Electoral vote because Republican electors failed to follow the prescription of ensuring that Jefferson would receive more votes (and the presidency) than Burr. Burr is accused of violating the agreement. This result threw the election to the House of Representatives for a final decision, an interesting situation given the fact that the House continued to be dominated by Federalists. The most important Federalist, Alexander Hamilton, ultimately supported Jefferson because he trusted that he was not corrupt and after 36 ballots Jefferson was elected president and Burr became the vice president. One result was this

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