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  • In November 1800, Thomas Jefferson (on the left sitting down) and his running mate, Aaron Burr (on the left standing) defeated Federalist Incumbent John Adams (on the right) with 73 electoral votes each.  
  • The tie vote then went to the House and Burr, because he finished second, became vice president.
  • After a few years, Jefferson grew apart from Burr and did not support his renomination.
  • New York Newspaper: Hamilton "looked upon Mr. Burr to be a dangerous man, and one who ought to not to be trusted with the reins of government.
  • Burr (on the right) demanded an apology from Hamilton (on the left) because of what he said in the newspaper article , but Hamilton refused, so Burr challenged him to a duel.
  • My son fired into the air and he died. 
  • July 11, 1804, Hamilton (on the left) and Burr (on the right) met up in Weehawken, New Jersey. Burr shot Hamilton and he died in New York City the next day. 
  • February 19, 1807, Burr was arrested in Alabama for treason and sent to Richmond, Virginia, to be tried in a U.S circuit court. 
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