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Aaron Burr

(1756—1836) American Democratic Republican statesman

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Alexander Hamilton

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

(c. 1757–1804)

US Federalist politician. He served under George Washington as First Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) and established the US central banking system. Hamilton was...

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caucuses, congressional

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The congressional caucus was a method of nominating Presidential candidates used by the Federalist party in 1800 and the Democratic-Republican party between 1800 and 1824.

Borrowin...

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Electoral College

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A mechanism for the indirect election of public officials. For the purpose of electing the President and Vice President of the United States a 538‐member Electoral College is created with...

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Executive Immunity

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The Constitution provides no exemption for the presidency from the legal processes of other branches. Congress alone is blessed with such a protection, but that shield, the Speech or Debate...

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executive privilege

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The right of the executive to withhold information from the legislature or courts.

In the United States executive privilege has been used by the President, and executive officials...

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George Clinton

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1739–1812)

American patriot leader. He controlled the popular anti-British faction in New York City from 1768. After attending the second Continental Congress (1775–76) he helped...

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George Rogers Clark

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Arts and Humanities.

(1752–1818),

Virginia soldier, served under Lord Dunmore against the Ohio Indians, was a surveyor for the Ohio Company, and helped secure his colony's sovereignty over Kentucky and...

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James Wilkinson

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1757–1825)

US general and adventurer. He distinguished himself in the early days of the War of Independence. Moving to Kentucky, he became a principal figure in the confused...

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John Adams

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

(1735–1826)

US Federalist statesman, 2nd President of the USA (1797–1801). He was a key figure in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and was minister to...

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Martin, Luther

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(b. Piscataway, N.J., ca. 20 Feb. 1748; d. New York, N.Y., 10 July 1826), lawyer and statesman.

Of humble origins, Martin graduated from the College of New Jersey (later Princeton...

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