Aaron Burr American History

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In History
  • Born in Newark, New Jersey

    Born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Graduated from the College of New Jersey at age sixteen

    Graduated from the College of New Jersey at age sixteen
    This collage later became Princeton University
  • Burr began his military service as a volunteer

    Burr began his military service as a volunteer
  • He was inducted as a staff of General Washington at Manhattan.

    He was inducted as a staff of General Washington at Manhattan.
    However, he soon angered Washington and within two weeks, was transferred to General Israel Putnam’s troop.
  • Aaron Burr married Theodosia Prevost

    Aaron Burr married Theodosia Prevost
  • Burr began his law practice in Albany, New York

    Burr began his law practice in Albany, New York
  • Elected to the U.S. Senate

    Elected to the U.S. Senate
  • Ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. presidency, and became vice president instead

    Ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. presidency, and became vice president instead
  • Killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel

    Killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel
  • Burr plotted with others to create an empire consisting of the Mississippi Valley, Mexico, and much of the American West

    Burr plotted with others to create an empire consisting of the Mississippi Valley, Mexico, and much of the American West
    Burr was later charged with treason against the United States
  • Charged with conspiracy, which ruined his political career

    Charged with conspiracy, which ruined his political career
  • Died in Staten Island, New York.

    Died in Staten Island, New York.