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Facts About Aaron Burr for Kids


Aaron Burr was the 3rd Vice President Of The United States. He killed then former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel.

Born: February 6, 1756
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
Died: September 14, 1836

Historical Events in the Life of Aaron Burr

  • 1801 US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Aaron Burr
  • 1804 Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel
  • 1804  Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a pistol duel by Vice President Aaron Burr
  • 1807  US Vice President Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later acquitted
  • 1807  Former US VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia (acquitted)
  • 1807  Aaron Burr acquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire
  • 1807  Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge