A New Republic - Hamilton/Burr Duel - Kaila Espiritu
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Election of 1800 Hamilton had endorsed Jefferson and Not Burr. Therefore, Jefferson had won the election and Burr became Vice President. He endorsed Jefferson because he says Jefferson had beliefs while Burr didn't.
That Hamilton! I would've one the election!
I need to thank Hamilton!! Without him I would have lost.
Revenge Mr. Burr had not got along with Hamilton and in which Hamilton did not respect him. So Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel.
That Alexander Hamilton! I will challenge him in a duel!
Hamilton's Reaction Hamilton has accepted Burr's duel to protect his name. Yet, since Hamilton is Christian he is yet to shoot him. He writes a letter to his wife, Elizabeth telling her that he has accepted the duel but he will not shoot Burr.
I must accept the duel. I will make sure to not hurt Burr though. I also must write to Elizabeth.
On July 8, 1804 at the dueling grounds in Weehawken, New Jersey took place a date in history. Aaron Burr had killed Alexander Hamilton. We do not know who shot first but we know that Alexander Hamilton had pointed the gun above Burr's head to make sure he didn't kill him.
What did I do
Alexander Hamilton's funeral was held on July 14, 1804. In which thousands of New Yorkers were there
After that Burr was known as a stone cold murderer. He then fled the city never to hold public office again. He was also never brought to trial.
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