burr-hamilton duel

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Burr-Hamilton duel definition

A duel fought in 1804 between Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States, and Alexander Hamilton, former secretary of the treasury. The two had been bitter political opponents for years. Burr shot and killed Hamilton.

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