Hamilton and Burr Duel

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  • Have you heard of the Hamilton and Burr Duel? Let's head to Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, 1804. Where it all happened.
  • The guy on the right is Alexander Hamilton and the guy on the left is Aaron Burr. They do not like each other at all.
  • Burr is a dangerous man that ought not to be trusted!
  • The rivalry between the two came to a head in 1804 when Hamilton ruined Burr's attempt to gain re-nomination for Vice President as well as his bid to win the governorship of New York. Burr responded by challenging his enemy to a duel, an invitation Hamilton felt compelled to accept.
  • Hamilton shot first, but he missed. Burr shot next and hit him in the lower stomach. He was definetely looking to kill or hurt Hamilton
  • Hamilton died one day later from internal injuries.
  • I won!!
  • Burr's eventful life became more tangled after the duel with Hamilton. He went from state to state hiding. Burr was tired for Treason in 1807. He died September 14, 1836.
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