Hamilton v. Burr Duel

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  • Aaron Burr ran for president in 1800. Alexander Hamilton was not fond of Aaron Burr. So, when he ran for President Alexander Hamilton slandered him in an effort to prevent him from becoming the third President. As a result of this slandering Burr challenge Hamilton to a duel
  • I am going to send him letters and challenge him to a duel, maybe then he will take back what he said.
  • He wrote Hamilton multiple letters. The main purpose of most of these letters were Burr asking Hamilton to take back what he had said and he would call the duel off.
  • Hamilton threw away his first shot, but Burr was dead on. He critically injured Hamilton, he fired a bullet through his stomach that was lodged in his spine. He died the next day.
  • Your shot Mr. Burr.
  • After Burr's duel with Hamilton, he served his two more years as Vice-President, then wanted to take over the Louisiana territory and form his own empire. In 1807 he was arrested and tried for treason. He was acquited, fled to Europe then led a private life in New York.
  • I do not think that this duel is justified. these are two very important, and grown, men. This seems like the way a children would settle a dispute, by going head to head, but two important government officials. I don't think that this was an appropriate way to settle a dispute.
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