The Duel: Alexander Hamilton And Aaron Burr

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The Duel On July 11, 1804, the most famous duel in American history occurred between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, the Vice President of the United States at the time. Hamilton and Burr shot at each other on the plains in Weehawken, NJ. Hamilton was wounded, and died the next day. Burr was unharmed but could never recover his political reputation. I think the reason “The Duel” was used as the first chapter was to catch the readers attention and introduce the themes of the book. The Founding Fathers feared that if the federal government were to fall apart, it would cause civil war. As you could tell from “The Generation”, these leaders were not sure that the Union would survive. Hamilton and Burr’s battle is the result of this

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