Alexander Hamilton helped stymie Aaron Burr’s political ambitions when Burr ran for president in 1800 and for governor of New York in 1804. What happened?
Hamilton is quoted as saying Burr was “a dangerous man who ought not to be trusted with the reins of government.” He was right. Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel and fatally wounded him.
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