After doing research for my book, THE RETURN OF AARON BURR, A Ghost Encounter, I want to share with you something quite interesting about his life. As a New York senator, before being elected as vice president during Thomas Jefferson's administration, he brought up before Congress in the 1700s a proposal to abolish human bondage. But this enlightenment was turned down by his peers–all accept second president John Adams who did not believe in slavery.
If Burr had been successful, the Civil War could have been adverted without thousands of soldiers on both sides killed and more than a million horses dying.
England abolished slavery in the 1830s without any devastating civil war.