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The Aaron Burr Treason Trial: A Headline Court Case (Headline Court Cases)
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Author: Eileen Lucas
Discusses the treason trial of Aaron Burr, who had served as vice-president under Jefferson and stood accused of trying to start a war between the United States and Spain for his own enrichment.
ISBN-13: 9780766017658
ISBN-10: 0766017656
Pages: 112
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Enslow Publishers
Book Type: Library Binding
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A very well written book for younger readers. The book covers a trial that set precedents for legal matters that the writers of the Constitution did not anticipate. These precedents would be used in cases at both the local and national level over the next two hundred years and even help change history.

I was most impressed that such a book was written for young readers as it discusses constitutional law, a subject not often covered in books for that age group. And especially because it painted a negative picture of Thomas Jefferson, often described as a great president in most books, but who was, in reality, a very poor president and a self-centered man who should never have been elected to that office. This view is supported in other books I have read.

As such, the book opens up a new view for young readers, who are all too often subjected to a white-washed history of our nation.
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