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The Life of Aaron Burr 1756-1836 By Nicole Higgins

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The Life of Aaron Burr1756-1836

By Nicole Higgins

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Background Aaron Burr was born in Newark,

New Jersey, was born on 6th February, 1756. His father, the Rev. Aaron Burr (1715-57), was the second president (1748-57) of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University; His mother was the daughter of Jonathan Edwards, the well-known Calvinist theologian.

By the time Aaron was two years old in 1758 both his parents were dead within a month of each other.

He was raised by relatives in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and entered Princeton College at 13,

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Education He studied theology and law at

the College of New Jersey which is now called Princeton University.

He entered the sophomore class at Princeton at the age of thirteen and graduated at sixteen in 1772.

He was attending religion school and law school, which made him eager to know more about the continental army.

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Marriage & Family In 1782, Aaron Burr married

Theodosia Bartow Prevost, also known as the widow of Jacques Marcus Prevost.

He also had a daughter named with Theodosia Prevost.

He also had two children outside his marriage named Louisa Charlotte and John Pierre Burr with his servant Mary Emmons

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His Obstacles At the age of two, he

became sickly In 1792, Aaron Burrs

wife died from stomach cancer

Parents dying leaving both him and sister as orphans

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Politics Aaron Burr was vice president under

Thomas Jefferson and tied with each other.

Defeated for reelection to the assembly in 1799, he set about organizing the Republican (see Democratic party) element in New York City for the election of 1800

The intention of the party was to make Thomas Jefferson president and Burr vice president, but confusion in the electoral college resulted in a tie vote.

Burr presided over the Senate with a dignity and impartiality that commanded respect from both sides, and in 1804 his friends nominated him for the governorship of New York

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Military Service During the Revolutionary

War, Burr took part in Colonel Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec

Burr became one of Washington's staff in Manhattan but quit. He desired more to be in war.

Burr saved an entire brigade (including Alexander Hamilton, who was one of its officers) from capture after the British landing on Manhattan

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Hamilton - Burr Duel The Burr–Hamilton duel was

a duel between two prominent American politicians, the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804.

At Weehawken in New Jersey, Burr shot and fatally wounded Hamilton. Hamilton was carried to the home of William Bayard on the Manhattan shore, where he died at 2:00 p.m. the next day.

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Death Aaron Burr Born: 6-Feb-1756

Birthplace: Newark, NJ

Died: 14-Sep-1836

Location of death: Staten Island, NY

Cause of death: Stroke

Remains: Buried, Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, NJ

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Famous Quotes

“The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.”

-Aaron Burr

“Never do today what you can as well do tomorrow, because something may occur to make you regret your premature action.”

-Aaron Burr