Vice president aaron burr

Aaron Burr, fugitive and traitor, 1804 Introduction

On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr shot former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. Nine days later he wrote this cryptic letter (partially in cipher) to his son-in-law, Joseph Alston. The year 1804 proved to be a difficult one for Burr, who was trying to revive his political career.

October 1st,2020

Why, Aaron Burr, did you fire

Why, Aaron Burr, did you fire ?..by Rev. Richard W. Davies July 1l, 1804; the fatal duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr took place at sunrise beside the Hudson River in Weehawken, New Jersey. An enduring question is why Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr, chose to pull the trigger on

October 1st,2020

Aaron Burr, fugitive and traitor, 1804 Introduction

On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr shot former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. Nine days later he wrote this cryptic letter (partially in cipher) to his son-in-law, Joseph Alston. The year 1804 proved to be a difficult one for Burr, who was trying to revive his political career.

October 1st,2020

The Death of Alexander Hamilton Sentence Combining Activity

The fateful day came on July 11, 1804. Vice President Aaron Burr and former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton faced off. Hamilton was mortally wounded. He was dragged from the duelling area. He died the next day. While the nation mourned, Burr returned to complete his term as vice president.

October 1st,2020

Understanding the Burr-Hamilton Duel

Vice President Aaron Burr is the most famous duel in American history. On July 11, 1804, the two political rivals met on a dueling ground in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton’s shot went high—perhaps deliberately, perhaps not. Burr’s shot hit Hamilton in his abdomen, pierced his liver, and lodged in his spine. He died the next day.

October 1st,2020

List of Vice Presidents Printable

List of Vice Presidents Vice President Term President 1 John Adams 1789-1797 George Washington 2 Thomas Jefferson 1797-1801 John Adams 3 Aaron Burr 1801-1805 Thomas Jefferson 4 George Clinton 1805-1812 Thomas Jefferson and James Madison 5 Elbridge Gerry 1813-1814 James Madison 6 Daniel D. Tompkins 1817-1825 James Monroe

October 1st,2020

The Aaron Burr Treason Trial - Federal Judicial Center

The trial of Aaron Burr for treason in 1807 has few rivals in American history for dramatic appeal and for its colorful cast of char acters. The accused traitor had been Vice President during the fi rst administration of Thomas Jefferson. In the summer of 1804, Burr killed his rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel, an event that effectively