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Burr hamilton duel 3

  1. 1.  Early Life ◦ Continental Army  Middle Life ◦ Went to law ◦ Senator of New York ◦ Election of 1800  Jefferson asked for Burr’s Help, Burr developed “political campaigns”  Late/Dead Life? ◦ Guilty of crimes, pretty much a dead man.
  2. 2.  Early Life to Mid Life ◦ Served in Constitutional Convention ◦ Served in Army ◦ Bank ◦ Debts  Mid Life to death ◦ Burr conflict
  3. 3.  Jefferson and Burr tied in election.  Tied 73 votes.  House chose Jefferson as President and Burr as Vice-President.  Dropped from cabinet
  4. 4.  After dropped, Burr started to plot secession  Hamilton foiled the plan  Burr challenged Hamilton  Hamilton was wounded badly, died next day.  Never really tried in court.  July 11, 1804
  5. 5.  Burr had leased land in Texas.  Worked with General James Wilkinson  Went over to the West, and supposedly tried to separate the West from the East  Wilkinson soon betrayed Burr, after he found out Jefferson found out the scheme  Arrested and tried for treason by John Marshall but was acquitted  James Wilkinson’s “handwritten evidence”
  6. 6.  Election of 1800, Twelfth Amendment which changed the way of voting for vice-president  Federalist party destroyed. Led to Democratic-Republicans  Even Hamilton as a Federalist supported Jefferson more than Burr
  7. 7.  Hamilton’s son was killed in a duel. Related to why he couldn’t pull the trigger?  Samuel Swartwout said to have been on Burr’s boat?  Hamilton fired in the air, Burr perceived it as “throwing away his shot” and fired back ◦ Different perspective from different historians. Some say it was meant to miss, while others say he wanted to ruin Burr’s life once and for all.
  8. 8.  American Pageant book  http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/duel.ht m  http://americanhistory.about.com/od/crimei namerica/a/burr-hamilton-duel.htm

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