Burr - 1834, Chapter Twenty-eight - Thirty-one Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Twenty-eight - Thirty-one Summary

Memoirs of Aaron Burr - Fifteen

Jefferson's understanding of the Constitution is unique. Jefferson is a strong believer in States' rights, and if a state disagrees with the federal government, the state has the right to nullify that federal law or secede if nullification does not work. Jefferson's deal with France that doubled the American territory with the Louisiana Purchase completely violates the intent of the Constitution. One senator feels that if the President can buy a state, there is nothing to stop him from selling a state. The rivalry between Burr and Hamilton reaches a point of no return. Throughout their fifteen-year rivalry, Burr has allowed Hamilton to write or say anything Hamilton wished about Burr, and Burr made no response. Finally Hamilton crosses the line, and Burr, incensed, demands an answer. Hamilton dithers for a...

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