Aaron Burr, Jr. was an American politician, Revolutionary War hero and adventurer. He served as the third Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson (1801–1805).

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr, Jr. was an American politician, Revolutionary War hero and adventurer. He served as the…

An illustration of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. They both fired and Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton.

Burr-Hamilton Duel

An illustration of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. They…

"The trial by combat, or wager of battle, was a solemn judicial duel. It was resorted to in the belief that God would give victory to the right."—Myers, 1905

Trial by Combat

"The trial by combat, or wager of battle, was a solemn judicial duel. It was resorted to in the belief…

A duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, in which Hamilton was killed.

Duel Between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton

A duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, in which Hamilton was killed.

(1755 or 1757 - 1804) Previous Secretary of the Treasury, founder of the Federalist Party, an influential delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, and a leading author in the <em>Federalist Papers</em>.

Alexander Hamilton

(1755 or 1757 - 1804) Previous Secretary of the Treasury, founder of the Federalist Party, an influential…

(757 - 1804) Secretary of the Treasury, founder of the Federalist Party, an influential delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, and a leading author in the <em>Federalist Papers</em>.

Alexander Hamilton

(757 - 1804) Secretary of the Treasury, founder of the Federalist Party, an influential delegate to…

The duel was held on July 11, 1804, along the west bank of the Hudson River on a rocky ledge in Weehawken, New Jersey. The duel was between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr resulting in Hamilton's death.

Where Hamilton Fell

The duel was held on July 11, 1804, along the west bank of the Hudson River on a rocky ledge in Weehawken,…

An illustration of two knights jousting with lances, shields, and armor.

Two Knights Jousting with Lances

An illustration of two knights jousting with lances, shields, and armor.

"See here three men engaged in mortal strife; / Two fell assassins seek the lone man's life, / But he, with skill, wards off the murderous blow, / Wielding his sword they cannot him o'erthrow: / But ah! at this, his time of utmost need, / His sword is broke - thus 'tis so decreed: / Poor man! he can defend himself no more, / His life is taken, and the conflict's o'er."&mdash;Barber, 1857

The Worth of a Thing is Known by the Want of It

"See here three men engaged in mortal strife; / Two fell assassins seek the lone man's life, / But he,…