Shocking Presidential and Government Politics

of the Early 1800s


Although we may gasp at current political activities and commentaries, our 18th and 19th century early Americans dealt with many contentious issues as well! Discover how Parson Weems fabled cherry tree story caused political tension, and how the “Botts” part of the “Weems-Botts” house was the office of a lawyer involved in the scandalous treason trial of Aaron Burr! What’s that President Jefferson? You forgot the limits of your Presidential power in your ecstatic zeal to convict the man who killed Alexander Hamilton? Buckle up your awesome colonial boots, as we tour the property and gossip on the aspects of history you might not have read in textbooks!


Furnished room inside the Weems Botts Museum in Dumfries, VA



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