Hamilton/Burr Duel

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  • In the spring of 1804 Aaron Burr's attempt to run for governor of New York was thwarted by Alexander Hamilton, who hated Burr and described him in rude ways like calling him despicable.
  • Burr then challenged Hamilton to a duel at Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, 1804
  • Hamilton wasted his shot as he didn't intend to shoot Burr and it's believed that Burr didn't want to shoot Hamilton too as he looked shocked and regretful when he shot him
  • Hamilton suffered from a fatal shot and died the day after the duel
  • Because of Burr killing Hamilton that led to a steep decline in his life.He left, wondered the country, and never tried for public office again
  • He was never tried for killing Hamilton because it was a duel.He was tried in 1807 for treason
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