After a series of “paper wars” between the political opponents, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel, which Hamilton accepted. According to Freeman, Hamilton accepted Burr’s challenge for a number of reasons. “In his mind, the duel; was a praiseworthy attempt to serve the common good...yet it was also an intensely personal attempt to preserve his public career. To prove to the world, and to himself, that he was a man of his word, a man of courage and principle, a leader.” (166).
This led to many different conflicts especially during his political career. He had many disagreements with other politicians when they thought differently than himself, including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr, but one conflict that he had that did not include politics was his affair with Maria Reynolds. This affair was thought to be one of the first major scandals in the country’s history (Biography.com 30). As for the political conflicts, they mostly
behaviors, it’s interesting to see how Hamilton created so much for our country, but yet seems to always be behind the spotlight. This is especially shown when Hamilton assisted George Washington in nearly everything he did, and was his “right hand man”, for lack of a better term. Ronald (Ron) Chernow has many accomplishments other than writing the well known biography of Hamilton. He won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, won the 2011 American History Book Prize for his 2010 book, Washington: