News Display: Burr Slays Hamilton in Duel
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 07/01/2017
Uploaded: 07/11/2017
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries Archive, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: affair of honor, Burr, duel, Hamilton, U.S. history

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Description/Abstract: News Display: Burr Slays Hamilton in Duel, Tuesday, 7/11


Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shot Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist and leader of American political economy, on July 11, 1804. Born in the Caribbean, Hamilton emigrated to the United States and joined the Continental Army, where was recognized by General George Washington who took him on as an aid. In the course of his career, Hamilton and Burr became political rivals, leading to the deadly "affair of honor" at the dueling grounds near Weehawken, New Jersey -- the location where Hamilton's son died defending the honor of his father.

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