Wed, Jun 08

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Wayne Public Library

"The Election of 1800: Our First Presidential Election Crisis" with Dr. Suzanne G Bowles

Fellow ABA member, Dr. Suzanne G Bowles hosts The Wayne Public Library’s Lunchbox Learning segment.

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"The Election of 1800: Our First Presidential Election Crisis" with Dr. Suzanne G Bowles

Time & Location

Jun 08, 12:30 PM EDT

Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470, USA

About the Event

The presidential election of 1800 was our nation's first consitutional crisis regarding the results of a presidential election. A vote in the Electoral Colleege set off a remarkable chain of events that lasted three months before it was resolved. The Electoral College has always been controversial. Find out how it weathered its first crisis. Adams, Hamilton, Jefferson and Burr will all make an appearance. 

Suzanne Geissler Bowles received her Ph.D. in History from Syracuse University. She also holds a BA in American Studies from Syracuse, an MA in History from Rutgers, and an MTS in Church History from Drew. She taught at Upsala College from 1979-1995 and at William Paterson University from 1995-2018. She retired from William Paterson University in 2018 and was named Professor Emerita in History. She has written five books. The most recent is God and Sea Power: The Influence of Religion on Alfred Thayer Mahan in 2015. She is currently working on a book about Aaron Burr's campaign to abolish slavery in New York. She currently resides in Florham Park, NJ.

This will be a hybrid program. To come in person, please register here.

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