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Je’Quan D. Sailes-Irving

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Chapter 1:

Chapter 1 focused on introducing two politicians that were about to have a duel on July 11, 1804. Aaron Burr was the third vice president of the United States and the vice president during Thomas Jefferson’s term. Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States and apart of the federalist party. Both Hamilton and Burr were each other 's political rival and would insult one another until they arranged a duel to end their dispute. The duel ended with Hamilton shooting Burr in the right side causing him to die the next day. Newspapers exaggerated the situation by making it seem like Hamilton murdered Burr out of cold blood and dwindling his reputation as a politician. What interested me in this chapter was that in the past they used dueling as a way to handle disputes between one another. However, I don’t think that dueling was the smartest method of settling a coral between people because it is a selfish act that is similar to suicide and risk ruining your life.

Chapter 2:

Chapter 2 consisted of Hamilton considering to resign from being the secretary of treasury if his fiscal was rejected because he would then of no use but Jefferson suggested that he could possibly help Hamilton. Hermetic meetings were hosted at Jefferson’s home, and they were arranged and called “dinners”. During these dinners Thomas Jefferson invited Alexander Hamilton and James Madison so that they can discuss the if

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