. This Day In History, February 17th – “Jefferson and Burr” « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Signalsaz.com – It was just 220 years ago today, February 17, 1801, when the U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie and pronounced Thomas Jefferson as our third President and his competitor, Aaron Burr, as the Vice-President. Now, truthfully, Aaron Burr was not Jefferson’s competitor, for both were members of the Democratic-Republican Party, and were racing against incumbent (already in office) President John Adams of the Federalist Party. Our elections were different back then. Each elector cast two votes…

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