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Unformatted text preview: Baron de Botetourt - Baron de Botetourt was royal governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, presiding over the House of Burgesses from 1768-1770. Rebecca Burwell - Rebecca Burwell was an early love of Jefferson's, whom he met while a student at the College of William and Mary. When she spurned him for a younger rival, he was left despondent. Aaron Burr - Aaron Burr was a powerful Democratic-Republican politician from New York who served as Vice President under Jefferson from 1801-1805. After assassinating Alexander Hamilton in a duel, Burr fled south, where he conspired in an elaborate secessionist plot in the Louisiana Territory. Eventually, Jefferson caught wind of the plot and brought Burr to trial for treason. Burr was later cleared of all charges by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, and fled to Europe, returning shortly thereafter to live...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08