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    duel to solve their problems? This very situation occurred in 1804 between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. It was a battle ten years in the making. The conflict between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, which ended in a duel to the death, was important because it ruined a friendship, ended political careers that were helping form the new American government, cost Alexander Hamilton his life and Aaron Burr his quality of life. Although Hamilton and Burr grew up in different locations, they both had difficult childhoods that created the strong and driven men they were as adults. The…

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    Aaron Burr was a vital person in the history of our nation. He had a brilliant mind and was very important in the Revolutionary War as well as an interesting career in law and politics. Burr was one of the most infamous politicians in United States history that had a huge impact on our nation, but also made major mistakes that ultimately ended his political career. Aaron Burr’s life had a rough beginning when he was a child. He was born in a place called Newark, New Jersey. “His mother,…

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    Throughout this all-encompassing novel, Joseph J. Ellis is depicting what truly happened in prominent political events rather than the common ideas. He extensively goes into great depths rather than merely scraping the surface of these phenomenal affairs. Specifically, he elaborates on events such as the Duel between Hamilton and Burr, The Compromise of 1790, the plague of slavery, George Washington 's presidency, and the rocky friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. It is more than…

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    Why Did Hamilton Lose?

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    In the recent months Hamilton had slandered Burr in the paper under pseudonyms in the press which had lead to the dawn of July 11th. Burr, as acting vice president, had challenged Hamilton to a duel that Hamilton had begrudgingly accepted. Burr had made a promise to himself to aim at the sky; or delope. Hamilton did not. How could he throw away his shot with a loving wife and eight children at home. His father was never around and Hamilton knew he could never put his beloved children through…

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    with his wife, Maria. This would begin a long line of faults that would end in the death of Hamilton. “On the eve of the presidential election of 1800, Hamilton wrote a bitter personal attack on the president that contained confidential cabinet information. Although this pamphlet was intended for private circulation, the document was secured and published by Aaron Burr, Hamilton 's political and legal rival.”(Hamilton.org) But the interesting thing here is that Alexander had actually met Burr…

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    Thomas Fleming's Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the Future of America, is a book that tells the story of Burr vs Hamilton. The book begins in the year 1804 with a short comparison between Burr and Hamilton. Hamilton created a self-goal to achieve fame but in order to do so all of his actions had to be moral and not damage his reputation. Ironically fighting a duel would be the last thing Hamilton could afford to do, especially since he had opposed them and lost his eldest son in a…

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    events. The six chapters each relate an event that showed how fragile our fathers found the nation and how fervently they worked at keeping the union intact. He encourages us not to think back from the time where we stand, but where our founding fathers stood, taking in the various influences and forces that they faced when making their decisions. For brevity, I will describe the factors behind three of these events: the Burr-Hamilton duel, Madison’s outright abhorrence towards assumption, and…

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    The disagreement sparked as a result of Hamilton’s constant humiliation and attacks against Burr (verbally) throughout his entire political career. As a result, the two exchanged heavy frustration through letters and impersonal confrontation, ultimately deciding that a duel would be most effective to solve their dislike for one another. Ellis explains how they both had very different reasons for wanting to duel, “If Burr went to Weehawken out of frustration, Hamilton went out of a combination of…

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    Alexander Hamilton Summary

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    Alexander Hamilton - An overall summary of Alexander’s life and how he overcame many struggles throughout his life, leading up to his voyage to New York in search of education. Aaron Burr, Sir - As he is attending college, Alexander hears about a man named Aaron Burr, a scholar known for graduating early among his class. Alexander learns about Aaron Burr’s success and seeks an accelerated course of study, so he can graduate within 2 years rather than 4 and join the revolution. In 1776, after…

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    General Burr

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    Burr upon reaching his defensive position took it upon himself to evaluate and inspect his troops and their ability to defend the position. Burr completed a report and submitted it to General Putnam advising him that his men were not capable of defending their position and provided a solution to the problem. Burr’s solution was to press the attack on the enemy quarters to disrupt their ability to wage combat and this request was denied by General Putnam due to his orders were to hold a…

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