The Arrest Of Aaron Burr–1807

Today is notable because in 1807 the VP of the US was arrested on the charges of treason……Aaron Burr was his name…..an event in American history that few Americans know anything about…..but I can change that.

Aaron Burr, a former U.S. vice president, is arrested in Alabama on charges of plotting to annex Spanish territory in Louisiana and Mexico to be used toward the establishment of an independent republic.

In November 1800, in an election conducted before presidential and vice-presidential candidates shared a single ticket, Thomas Jefferson and his running mate, Aaron Burr, defeated Federalist incumbent John Adams with 73 electoral votes each. The tie vote then went to the House to be decided, and Federalist Alexander Hamilton was instrumental in breaking the deadlock in Jefferson’s favor. Burr, because he finished second, became vice president

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/aaron-burr-arrested-for-treason

This is why I think more American history should be taught to our children….there is more to this country than the quick overview most get in school….plus CIVICS need to be taught in more depth…..

Just a little more history to make your day……

Learn stuff!

Class Dismissed!

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