Hamilton vs. Burr Comic Strip

Hamilton vs. Burr Comic Strip

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  • In the elction of 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr are both tied at 73 electoral votes each.
  • Since there was a tie, Alexander Hamilton tells some Federalists to vote for Jefferson since he dislikes Burr.
  • Jefferson becomes President, and Burr gets very angry when he finds out Hamilton was the reason he lost. Burr challenges Hamilton to a duel, but Hamilton refuses over and over. Finally, Hamilton agrees to the duel and the two meet in modern day New Jersey.
  • Hamilton and Burr start the duel, and there is a doctor in case any of them get hurt. In this duel, Hamilton is said to have fired in the air, and then get shot by Burr. According to Burr, Hamilton tried to shoot at him and missed.
  • Hamilton died the day after the duel. Burr was not committed of a crime. He was about to be committed, but his eleven friends in Congress defended him and he was free.
  • I thinkt that Hamilton dueled Burr because Burr was pressuring him. Also, if wouldn't duel Burr would have probably told everyone that Hamilton is a liar and ruined Hamilton's name. I don't think that the dueling style was barbaric, but I certainly don't like it. I feel like it was unneeded and could have been solved in a different way.
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