Essay on The Duel Between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton

1636 Words 7 Pages
In the battle between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton was one of the most famous duels in the early 19th century. Both men were very significant political leaders of the United States. The men had clashes throughout the 1790’s which lead to a duel between the two and Alexander Hamilton lost his life. Aaron Burr was born in New Jersey in 1756. He was involved in many political events though out his life. He was the second president of Princeton, and he was the grandson of Jonathon Edwards. This man had politics woven all through him. While at the college of New Jersey, which later became Princeton, Burr was studying theology, but he quickly switched his degree to law. Aaron Burr also served sometime in the military, including …show more content…
However, he was even more outstanding in George Washington’s eye. In this era, being outstanding in Washington’s eye was substantially magnificent. Hamilton married a young lady by the name of Elizabeth Schuyler; she was the daughter of a general. This put Alexander Hamilton in the middle of New York’s politics. In 1782, Hamilton was elected to the Continental Congress. As Alexander Hamilton’s political career began to get under way, things seem to be going as planned. He played a major role in the constitution. He was one of America's first Constitutional lawyers, and wrote most of the Federalist Papers, a primary source for Constitutional interpretation. He was perhaps the best lawyer in America at the time of his death and his views were remarkably consistent and coherent. He also had a clear vision of the new nation and believed that it could learn much from British economic policy and governmental practice. Since he played such a major role in the Constitution Convention, he obviously was going to serve a major role in the new government. He proved himself a brilliant administrator both in organizing the Treasury Department and in assisting generally to set guidelines for and staff all the departments of government. He proposed, to pay the nation's debts in full and also to assume the unpaid debts of the various states. In his later years, he was a strong member of the
Open Document