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Regarding the election of the Jefferson and Burr election, how did Jefferson obtain the winning vote? Explain.

Do Burr's recollections of his activities during the Revolutionary War seem familiar? What would the United States be like today if Canada had been won at that time?

Did Charlie demonstrate good sense or ethics when he agreed to "spy" on Aaron Burr and write a biography of him, selling it to the highest bidder? Why or why not?

Compare and contrast the man, Aaron Burr, in Vidal's book with the man known in the history books. Which seems to be more accurate?

Describe Charlie's infatuation over Helen Jewett. What mistakes did he make? What did he do right? Why did he lose his love?

Discuss Burr's personality in regard to women. Did he steal from his wife?

Talk about Burr and his apparent inability to forge...

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