11.8 A Deadlock and a New Amendment

Did you include important:
  • There was a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr (both Republicans)
  • The tie wasn't broken by the House of Representatives (the first 35 times)
  • The tie was broken when Alexander Hamilton told his supporters to vote for Jefferson
  • In 1804 the Twelfth Amendment was added stating that there should be separate ballots for the President and Vice President
  • The Twelfth Amendment also that the House will break the tie for President and the Senate will break the tie for Vice President
  • peaceful change of power between parties