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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 Dueling is an outdated practice that should have ended in the medieval ages.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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