Hamilton/Burr Duel

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  • Fed up with his name being tainted by Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr decided to challenge Hamilton to a duel to restore his name in 1804.
  • Vote for Thomas Jefferson! Don't vote for Aaron Burr!
  • I challenge you to a duel!
  • They decided to duel at Weehawken, New Jersey. At the dueling ground, so there wouldn't be any spectators
  • They both got there by boat so that no one would see them. Hamilton also brought along another person as a referee to make sure that they obeyed the rules. He was caled the "second".
  • Burr, out of shock, fired a bullet that penetrated Hamilton in the stomach.
  • Hamilton decided that the duel was wrong and purposely fired a bullet it the air above Burr's head.
  • Alexander Hamilton died the next day and Aaron Burr was wanted for murder. Another happy ending!
  • In my opinion, I think that Alexander Hamilton should have been more polite when persuading people to vote for Burr. That said, Burr only made the situation worse by challenging Hamilton to a duel. Dueling is an outdated practice that should have ended in the medieval ages. It's also illegal so it didn't look good on Burr or Hamilton's résumé.
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