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  • Jefferson's Personal Hatred Of Burr
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    The early 1800's were an unusual time in the history of the United States. A country in its infancy, growing, turbulent, and filled with intrigue where political and economic fortunes were made and lost overnight. While the country was founded on noble ideas-and no doubt these powerful ideas were taken seriously-how such ideas were to be put into practice created fertile ground for personal ambition and interest to be a stronger motivator than the "common good". In fact, at times it appears that...
  • Aaron Burr Aaron Burr
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    Aaron Burr (1756-1836) Aaron Burr was the third vice-president of the United States (1801-1805), and he was thought to be one of the greatest students ever to graduate from Princeton in the eighteenth century. Woodrow Wilson said he had "genius enough to have made him immortal, and unschooled passion enough to have made him famous. His father was Princeton's second president; his maternal grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, was Princeton's third president. The younger Aaron Burr was left an orphan wh...
  • Shoes The Infamous Aaron Burr
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    Milton Lomask. Aaron Burr The Years from Princeton to Vice President 1756-1805 Through early American times many men have contributed to our progresses from George Washington to John Adams to Alexander Hamilton. Early Americans came from either a colorful background or worked their way to the top through satisfaction and personal motivation. Aaron Burr followed in the footsteps from what he knew from his father and surpassed ten-fold, even if his father's time was more or less the American relig...
  • True Intentions Of Burr
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    In the months between and including May and September, in 1807, Aaron Burr was tried by the Supreme Court in Virginia on the count of treason against the United States. During the period of 1804 to 1807, Burr allegedly committed several overt acts, which are actions, that may be innocent in themselves, but in combination with the intentions and results of that act, become criminal actions. The trial was about treason, which the Constitution defines as "levying war against [the United States], or...
  • Alexander Hamilton The Prosecution Left Burr
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    Aaron Burr Aaron Burr was a central figure in American public life for nearly three decades, but is remembered mainly for two episodes in his life: his duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804 and his schemes of empire-building that formed the basis for his treason trial in 1807. Aaron Burr was Vice President from 1801-1809, and while in office Aaron Burr was never impeached for his actions towards Alexander Hamilton, which resulted in the later death, and for his schemes of empire, which resulted i...
  • Burr's Actions In The West
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    "Some time in the latter part of September I received intimations that designs were in agitation in the Western country unlawful and unfriendly to the peace of the Union, and that the prime mover in these was Aaron Burr" (Commager 195). These words from Thomas Jefferson summarize Burr's actions in the west. Life began going downhill for Burr when he lost the presidential race to Jefferson by one vote. Burr served as Vice President for the term, but lost the election for a second term. A disagree...
  • Burr Hamilton Duel
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    "My Friend Hamilton-Whom I Shot" A Historiographical Discussion of the Duel Between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton Steven C. Smith Phi Alpha Theta Ohio Regional Conference Ohio Northern University 3 April 2004 The duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton holds a significant relevance in American history and should be examined within the context of early American culture and politics. The recent historiography of the incident provides us with a complex, evolving web of conflicting interp...

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