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The Treason Trial Of Aaron Burr

Author : R. Kent Newmyer
ISBN : 9781107022188
Genre : History
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The Burr trial pitted Marshall, Jefferson and Burr in a dramatic three-way contest that left a permanent mark on the new nation.

The Treason Trials Of Aaron Burr

Author : Peter Charles Hoffer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131738044
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Aaron Burr was an enigma even in his own day. Founding father and vice president, he engaged in a duel with Alexander Hamilton resulting in a murder indictment that effectively ended his legal career. And when he turned his attention to entrepreneurial activities on the frontier he was suspected of empire building-- and worse. Burr was finally arrested as a threat to national security, under suspicion of fomenting insurrection against the young republic, and then held without bail for months. His trial, witnessing the unfortunate intrusion of partisan politics and personal animosity into the legal process, revolved around a highly contentious debate over the constitutional meaning of treason. In the first book dedicated to this important case, Peter Charles Hoffer unveils a cast of characters ensnared by politics and law at the highest levels of government, including President Thomas Jefferson--one of Burr's bitterest enemies--and Chief Justice John Marshall, no fan of either Burr or Jefferson. Hoffer recounts how Jefferson's prosecutors argued that the mere act of discussing an "overt Act of War"--the constitution's definition of treason--was tantamount to committing the act. Marshall, however, ruled that without the overt act, no treasonable action had occurred and neither discussion nor conspiracy could be prosecuted. Subsequent attempts to convict Burr on violations of the Neutrality Act failed as well. A fascinating excursion into the early American past, Hoffer's narrative makes it clear why the high court's ultimate finding was so foundational that it has been cited as precedent 383 times. Along the way, Hoffer expertly unravels the tale's major themes: attempts to redefinetreason in times of crisis, efforts to bend the law to political goals, the admissibility of evidence, the vulnerability of habeas corpus, and the reach of executive privilege. He also proposes an original and provocative explanation for Burr's bizarre conduct that will provide historians with new food for thought. Deftly linking politics to law, Hoffer's highly readable study resonates with current events and shows us why the issues debated two centuries ago still matter today.

Trial Of Aaron Burr For Treason

Author : Aaron Burr
ISBN : 9785875523311
Genre : History
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Trial Of Aaron Burr For Treason

Author : David Robertson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061714320
Genre : Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
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Aaron Burr

Author : Buckner F. Melton
ISBN : 9780471392095
Genre : History
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Looks at the Burr Conspiracy, which involved a plan to set up an independent republic in either Mexico or the Western frontier.

Trial Of Aaron Burr For Treason

Author : Burr Aaron Defendant
ISBN : 1113486198
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Aaron Burr Treason Trial

Author : Eileen Lucas
ISBN : 0766017656
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Discusses the treason trial of Aaron Burr, who had served as vice-president under Jefferson and stood accused of trying to start a war between the United States and Spain for his own enrichment.

Shout Treason

Author : Francis F. Beirne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044061815
Genre : Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
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The Trial Of Col Aaron Burr On An Indictment For Treason

Author : T. Carpenter
ISBN : NYPL:33433082308671
Genre : Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
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Reports On The Trials Of Colonel Aaron Burr

Author : David K. Robertson
ISBN : MINN:319510021308678
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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