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February 17, 1801 in History

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Events in History


USAThomas Jefferson Elected US President

US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie by electing Thomas Jefferson as President over Aaron Burr

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Tally of electoral college votes in the election of 1800. No candidate won a majority, so an election in the House of Representatives took place, with Jefferson winning on the 36th ballot.
Tally of electoral college votes in the election of 1800. No candidate won a majority, so an election in the House of Representatives took place, with Jefferson winning on the 36th ballot.
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