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To: neverdem

I heard Aaron Burr was a bit of a nut and tried to get the Louisiana territory and parts of the west to secede and form their own country.


21 posted on 07/11/2004 9:27:01 AM PDT by Fred22
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I heard Aaron Burr was a bit of a nut and tried to get the Louisiana territory and parts of the west to secede and form their own country.

He was put on trial for treason for that, and acquitted, I believe.

An indication of how hard it is to actually prosecute someone for treason in the US.

22 posted on 07/11/2004 10:02:41 AM PDT by Strategerist
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