Hamilton/Burr Duel Comic Strip

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  • During the campaign of 1804 Hamilton made many verbal attacks on Burr's character.
  • In 1804, Jefferson did not want Burr as his vice-president. He tried to become governor of New York but Hamilton swayed people against him.
  • Hamilton says that Burr is asking for too much. Burr then challenged him to an affair of honor to redeem his name.
  • Burr wrote a letters to Hamilton trying to negotiate with him to apologize to him for all the hurtful things he said about him during their 15 year rivalry.
  • Weehawken, New Jersey July 11, 1804
  • On the day of the duel Hamilton was fatally wounded when Burr shot him in the stomach.
  • "This is a mortal wound, doctor," Hamilton said.
  • Burr was charged for murder. Since he was still vice-president he was safe from any prosecution but his reputation was ruined forever.
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