George Clinton

George Clinton - George Clinton - George Clinton was...

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Unformatted text preview: George Clinton - George Clinton was governor of New York state in the early nineteenth century, and assumed Aaron Burr's place as Vice President on the Democratic- Republican ticket in the election of 1804. He served as Vice President under Jefferson from 1805-1809, and later under James Madison from 1809-1812, after standing against Madison in the election of 1808. Christopher Columbus - Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who made several voyages to the Western Hemisphere under the auspices of the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the late fifteenth century. Contrary to popular belief, Columbus never reached the American continent, instead arriving only in various Caribbean islands, which he believed up until his death to have been islands off the coast of India. Lord Cornwallis - Lord Cornwallis was a statesman and soldier who led the British...
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