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Topic - Aaron Burr
It was 210 years ago Friday when Vice President Aaron Burr killed former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, N.J.
It was a time when Manhattan had muddy cobblestone streets, boiled coffee was the latest fad from France, rioters tore down Mrs. Murphy's brothel, yellow fever raged and it wasn't safe to drink the water.
In the early history of the United States, the names of two "might-have-beens" stand out. Each fought bravely in the American Revolution, though each was hamstrung by vanity, easily hurt feelings and a deep-seated rage against those men they considered ungrateful for services rendered.
Aaron Burr ranks among the most reviled characters in American history - an astounding fate for a Founding Father who came within a hair's breadth o f the presidency in 1800. Although he was never convicted in court, the term "traitor" is indelibly linked to his name.
FALLEN FOUNDER: THE LIFE OF AARON BURR
Burr insisted that she gain an extensive education, learn to write remarkably well-considered letters, master the French language and read extensively.
For the rest of his career he would be accused of trying to deny the election from Jefferson, a charge that was not true.