Presidential Fever
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Presidential Fever

If all you know about the election of 1800 is what you learned in “Hamilton,” well, the reality was even crazier.

A deadlocked election that nearly caused a civil war

Aaron Burr dueling Alexander Hamilton. Public domain photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Millions of theatergoers have seen the musical “Hamilton” since it debuted on Broadway in 2015, and Lin-Manuel Miranda deserves all the accolades he’s received for his brilliant retelling of the story of Alexander Hamilton…

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Bob Riel

Bob Riel

Author of “Quest for the Presidency,” a history of U.S. presidential campaigns. Fan of history, politics, travel, books, coffee, and the Red Sox.