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Hamilton-Burr Duel: A Symbol of Struggles

Hamilton-Burr Duel :

Feb 23, 2016




A Symbol of Struggles. Hamilton-Burr Duel :. Objective. List one cause and one effect of the Hamilton-Burr Duel. Aaron Burr. Alexander Hamilton. What is a duel?. Why it Happened. Aaron Burr was a republican and Alexander Hamilton was a Federalist - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Hamilton-Burr Duel:A Symbol of Struggles

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ObjectiveList one cause and one effect of the Hamilton-Burr Duel

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What is a duel?

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Why it Happened Aaron Burr was a republican and Alexander Hamilton

was a Federalist

Hamilton and Burr had developed a rivalry against each other through out several years

Alexander Hamilton was critical of Burr’s character and his attitude

Aaron Burr wrote a piece criticizing John Adams, which angered Hamilton

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The Election of 1800 Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr were tied at

73 votes and it was up to the House of Representatives

During this time, Alexander Hamilton said that Burr was extremely dangerous

The House of representatives were influenced by this and voted for Jefferson

As a result, Aaron Burr became vice president

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Wogdon Dueling Pistols

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The Duel and Outcome

The duel happened on July 11, 1804 at The Heights of Weehawken in New Jersey.

Aaron Burr won the duel and shot Alexander Hamilton

Hamilton died the next day

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The Effects

The Federalists lost their smart and well-respected leader

An anti-dueling law was passed to ban the act of dueling New York

This law was later applied to all states