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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's Career Path

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    Aaron Burr is a major figure in American history, known for his politics, and his duel with Alexander Hamilton. He was born into a family with a history of activity in politics. Not so surprisingly, that is the career path that he followed. His original career was being a lawyer in NY. Eventually he got his first major job in politics, which was being a Senator, a position he was elected to in 1791. He increased his importance when he became the Vice President of Thomas Jefferson in 1800.…

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    Aaron Burr is the narrator of the play, singing directly to the audience at times. His character is openly introduced in the first song of the show when he says “And me? I’m the damn fool that shot him” (Miranda, Hamilton: An American Musical). Burr’s character is charged with making the transitions and providing context for the audience. He sets up the scenes and informs the audience where we are in history, which is essential because the play spans a rather long period of time. The production…

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    wanted to start central war bonds, and help get together with other nations. He had left his position in 1795, leaving the United States economy better and stronger. In the 1800 election, Thomas Jefferson was running for President and Aaron Burr was running for Vice- President. At this time, you had to vote for president and vice president at the same time. It happened to be the Burr tied Jefferson for the presidency. In the end, the House of Representatives picked Jefferson to be President…

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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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    Jefferson and Aaron Burr. The two candidates gained the same amount of electoral votes and the election was held in the House of Representatives. “Alexander Hamilton shaped an unpredictable outcome. After numerous blocked ballots, Hamilton helped to secure the presidency for Jefferson, the man he felt was the lesser of two evils.”(20a). Hamilton wrote a letter to the house mentioning how both parties are evil in different ways: “If Mr. Jefferson is likely from predilection for France to draw…

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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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    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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    that would not interfere with the states. That compromise could be reached, that political vitriol could be overcome, and that a document as strong, flexible and enduring as the Constitution could be crafted was a great and not inevitable accomplishment. Ellis takes us into the minds of the founders to show us how the interplay of ideas and personalities actually worked, how history shaped the men and how in turn the men shaped history. He starts with a story where compromise failed, where…

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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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