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A Symbol of Struggles. Hamilton-Burr Duel :. Objective. List one cause and one effect of the Hamilton-Burr Duel. Aaron Burr. Alexander Hamilton. What is a duel?. Why it Happened. Aaron Burr was a republican and Alexander Hamilton was a Federalist

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  • List one cause and one effect of the Hamilton-Burr Duel
Aaron Burr

Alexander Hamilton

why it happened
Why it Happened
  • Aaron Burr was a republican and Alexander Hamilton was a Federalist
  • Hamilton and Burr had developed a rivalry against each other through out several years
  • Alexander Hamilton was critical of Burr’s character and his attitude
  • Aaron Burr wrote a piece criticizing John Adams, which angered Hamilton
the election of 1800
The Election of 1800
  • Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr were tied at 73 votes and it was up to the House of Representatives
  • During this time, Alexander Hamilton said that Burr was extremely dangerous
  • The House of representatives were influenced by this and voted for Jefferson
  • As a result, Aaron Burr became vice president
the duel and outcome
The Duel and Outcome
  • The duel happened on July 11, 1804 at The Heights of Weehawken in New Jersey.
  • Aaron Burr won the duel and shot Alexander Hamilton
  • Hamilton died the next day
the effects
The Effects
  • The Federalists lost their smart and well-respected leader
  • An anti-dueling law was passed to ban the act of dueling New York
  • This law was later applied to all states