Burr - 1834, Chapter Twenty-seven Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Twenty-seven Summary

Memoirs of Aaron Burr - Fourteen

By the end of 1803, Burr sees that Jefferson is determined to boot him out of political life. Having eliminated taxes, Jefferson's re-election is certain. Burr meets with Jefferson in January 1804, to discuss his future. While Jefferson denies he has made other plans for vice president, he does not have any alternatives for Burr either. Burr reminds Jefferson of his role in securing Jefferson the presidency and now asks his first personal favor. Jefferson vacillates stating that positions have been filled, and there really is nothing he can offer Burr. Burr's final threat is to go back to New York and offer himself as a Republican candidate for governor.

1834, Chapter Twenty-seven Analysis

There is a saying that total power leads to total corruption. Jefferson, once in office, refuses to honor any promises he made to Burr...

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