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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Jefferson versus Burr

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Although Thomas Jefferson actually tied his Vice Presidential candidate Aaron Burr in the 1800 election, he only became president after

A

a run-off election held in December 1800.

B

the House of Representatives voted for him over Burr.

C

the Supreme Court chose Jefferson.

D

the Electoral College heeded Burr's request that Jefferson be named president.

E

a few Southern states demanded Jefferson be named President out of fear that Burr, from the North, would push anti-slavery legislation.