Aaron Burr Conspiracy: The Cause Of America's History

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Many people look at the early 1800s and see almost no significance in them, mainly because of their own ignorance towards historical timelines and important life events. The fact of the matter is that if it weren’t for the early 1800’s America certainly would not be what it is today. From the Aaron Burr conspiracy even up to the Treaty of Ghent influential events occurred all through out this time. The years of 1806 to 1815 are immensely packed with evidence proving them to not only vital to our success as a country, but as giving us a right to call these times the most impacting period in our nation’s history. Going in chronological order, the following examples are only a few of a vast majority of reasons that constitute my period as being…show more content…
Aaron Burr was the third vice president of the United States serving under the famous Thomas Jefferson and ruled over the Samuel Chase case. Aaron had Chase; A U.S Supreme Court Justice, impeached with six articles from the House of Representatives. He remains the only man of his position to be impeached to this very day. As for the conspiracy, Burr along with the New York Attorney General, U.S army leaders and other various politicians began plotting to revolt against the country and form their own empire in the South West. It is believed that his original plans were to reinstitute the British back into the America’s as a part of Burr’s newly thought up empire. At this time the Louisiana Purchase was not in full acceptance as a territory because of some hesitant thoughts from Thomas Jefferson, so Burr as an American would have performed nothing illegal by taking the Louisiana Purchase land. After word leaked out of his plans though, the public and American politicians immediately looked at Burr as a treason conspirator. Jefferson put a warrant out for his arrest because Burr was “planning overthrow of his cabinet” and “conspiring against the State” Aaron fled to the Mississippi Territory and was later apprehended in 1807 (Faulkner 1). He was put on trial for treason, which is a crime punishable by death. The out come of his trial mediated the courts definition of treason for all…show more content…
This includes the birth of Abraham Lincoln; freer of the slaves, Edgar Allen Poe; the famous American poet, and the election of James Madison (1809 - 1817). Madison, mainly known as father of the Bill of Rights, was put into office as the fourth president of the United States. He along with Thomas Jefferson formed the Republican party, later known as the Democratic-Republican party. He also led our country into war with Britain, created a second national bank, and protected the newly formed American factories. So with out him who knows what political parties we would have at this point and how our central government would handle its financial needs. Certainly we cannot forget about west Florida, in 1810 James Madison proclaimed that west Florida was part of the Louisiana Purchase and sent officials down to work out a solution and acquire as part of the Union. By 1812 most of Florida had been Annexed by the United States. I guess without Madison’s decisive skills, the rich and elderly would have no place to retire these
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