Hamilton and Burr Duel

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  • This is about the most famous duel between the former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton and the Vice President, Aaron Burr. This is between them to fight the final skirmish of a long-lived political and personal battle. The relationship with each other as allies was changed from the election between one another. This was also charged with political rivalry and personal animosity.
  • Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of Treasury, is also one of the Federalists. Aaron Burr, the Vice President was represented as the old Republican Party and a Anti-Federalist.
  • In the battle between to be office as the Vice President, Hamilton considered Burr as an unprincipled rogue. After the re-election to be Vice President, Hamilton won the spot and Burr found out that Hamilton brought criticism on Burr to win the election. Burr became upset about this. To regain the re-nomination of Vice President, Burr challenged him to be in a duel. To keep his honor and respect, Hamilton accepted.
  • I want you to be in a duel with me!
  • Burr then asked if they were prepared; being answered in the affirmative, he gave the word present, as had been agreed on, and both parties presented and fired in succession. Being christian, Hamilton took an oath to not kill another human being.  When it started, the two men stepped forward 10 times. Hamilton shoot his first shot, which became a wasted bullet and Burr then shot Hamilton in the chest.
  • Hamilton then fell to the ground. Dr. Hosack went as quick as he can to help Hamilton. Burr realized that Hamilton missed on purpose and immediately regrets on the decision he made. They went back to the city to recover Hamilton. The next day, Alexander dies.
  • At the end of the duel, Burr felt guilty about this. He was at Hamilton’s funeral, feeling sorry about what he did. In the newspaper, he was described a cold-blooded murderer. Days past, then in the newspaper, it says that Burr left the city never to return there again anor hold office.
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