eBook The Treason Trials of Aaron Burr (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) download
by Peter Charles Hoffer
Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: University Press of Kansas (August 28, 2008)
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A prolific and insightful chronicler of American legal history, Peter Hoffer once again shows that he is adept at finding timely lessons for today in past cases and controversies. -Edward J. Larson, author of A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign.
Landmark Law Cases and American Society). by. Peter Charles Hoffer
Landmark Law Cases and American Society). Peter Charles Hoffer. In the first book dedicated to this important case, Peter Charles Hoffer unveils a cast of characters ensnared by politics and law at the highest levels of government, including President Thomas Jefferson-one of Burr's bitterest enemies-and Chief Justice John Marshall, no fan of either Burr or Jefferson. Hoffer recounts how Jefferson's prosecutors argued that the mere act of discussing an "overt Act of War"-the constitution's definition of treason-was tantamount to committing the act.
Peter Charles Hoffer. Langum Prize, Honorable Mention. Aaron Burr was an enigma even in his own day. Founding father and vice president, he engaged in a duel with Alexander Hamilton resulting in a murder indictment that effectively ended his legal career. And when he turned his attention to entrepreneurial activities on the frontier he was suspected of empire building-and worse. This book is well written and deals very effectively with the confused and confusing charges and evidence against Burr.
Aaron Burr was an enigma even in his own day. Founding father and vice . A fascinating excursion into the early American past, Hoffer's narrative makes it clear why the high court's ultimate finding was so foundational that i. . A fascinating excursion into the early American past, Hoffer's narrative makes it clear why the high court's ultimate finding was so foundational that it has been cited as precedent 383 times.
The accused traitor had been Vice President during the rst administration of Thomas Jefferson. In the summer of 1804, Burr killed his rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel, an event that effectively ended Burr’s career in national politics. Landmark Law Cases & American Society. Walmart 9780700615926. Revisits the dramatic landmark treason case from the early days of the American nation, featuring a famous cast of characters ensnared by politics and law at the highest levels of government, and locked in a struggle for power. University Press of Kansas.
The case against Aaron Burr made him out to be an evil .
The case against Aaron Burr made him out to be an evil, anti-American who wanted nothing but personal power. In actuality Burr was something of a patriot, a loyal believer in democratic society and politics. Now how could a man rise to such upstanding position if he harbored a hate for democracy and American? The answer is he couldn’t, he was a patriot, a valiant figure of n ideals. In one battle his commanding officer was hit my a musket ball and as soon as the General fell.
Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract (2008) is a book by Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell, which outlines the key cases in English contract law. The cases discussed are, Coggs v Barnard (1703) on bailment. Pillans v Van Mierop (1765) on the doctrine of consideration. Carter v Boehm (1766) on good faith. Da Costa v Jones (1778). Hochster v De La Tour (1853) on anticipatory breach. Smith v Hughes (1871) on unilateral mistake and the objective approach to interpretation of contracts.
The issue of abortion has sharply divided America. The bitter debate over Roe v. Wade - in the courts, legislatures, press and streets - has grown ever more ferocious since the Supreme Court's landmark decision in 1973
The issue of abortion has sharply divided America. Wade - in the courts, legislatures, press and streets - has grown ever more ferocious since the Supreme Court's landmark decision in 1973. For years pro-choicers have applauded Roe as a guarantee of women's rights, while pro-lifers have condemned it as the work of an activist and atheistic Court.
Actually charged three times with treason, the former vice president was not indicted the first or second time, and though indicted the third time and tried in Richmond in 1807, he was never convicted.