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There were a couple of issues between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The first issue was that in the election of 1800, there was a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. The House of Representatives had to decide who shall be the president and vice-president. Hamilton didn't support either candidate, but he hated Burr. This caused the House of Representatives to choose Jefferson to win.
It got worse at a dinner party. It got worse when Alexander Hamilton criticized Aaron Burr. After that whole incident, they started to send angry letters back and forth to each other. Aaron Burr would keep asking Alexander Hamilton if he would apologize for his behavior at the dinner party. Alexander Hamilton decided not to apologize so, Aaron Burr challenged Alexander Hamilton to a duel.
On July 11th, 1804 Alexander Hamilton agreed with Aaron Burr to meet up at the Heights of Weehawken in New Jersey. Aaron Burr and his second, William P. Van Ness got there first. At 7 AM Alexander Hamilton and his second, Nathaniel Pendelton arrived at the site. They believe that Alexander Hamilton shot first but threw his shot away. Istead of Aaron Burr throwing his shot away he started to aim at Alexander Hamilton.
Aaron Burr aimed right at Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton didn't really think he was going to shoot him. Aaron then began to get out his glasses to get a better shot. Before you know it the bullet shot out of the ground and Alexander Hamilton fell straight to the ground. Aaron Burr shot him in his stomach area and did some damage to some of his organs. A day later Alexander Hamilton died from his wounds.
The duel was over and ended the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the greatest people that led the Federalists party. This duel was an ending to Aaron Burr's career. This duel made Aaron Burr an outcast in the political landscape of the U.S. This duel made Aaron Burr ruined with political aspirations.
In my opinion, I thought this whole duel was pointless. During this duel, they killed a very important person. Even if I hated someone I wouldn't kill them. Aaron Burr got mad because Hamilton and the House of Rep. didn't choose him when Thomas Jefferson was tied. Hamilton and Burr also ran against each other for governor and they also criticized each other.
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