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Election of Thomas Jefferson, The

Election of Thomas Jefferson, The

Broadcast: October 31, 1948
Added: Feb 17 2020

You are in the gallery overlooking the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. on the 17th day of February 1801, the members of the house are about to try again to elect a President of the United States. Soon, they will take the 36th ballot, and hope this time to break the six day deadlock between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson is still one state short of the required nine state majority...