Sore Losers: The Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Hamilton was a Federalist. Burr was a Republican. The men clashed repeatedly in the political arena. On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met on the dueling grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey, to fight the final skirmish of a long-lived political and personal battle. When the duel was over, Hamilton would be mortally[…]

Burr versus Jefferson versus Marshall

The president accused his former vice president of treason and tussled with a Supreme Court justice. Mark Twain once quipped, “Truth is stranger than Fiction . . . because Fiction is obliged to stick to the possibilities; Truth isn’t.” Twain could well have been writing about the trial of Aaron Burr. The bare-bones facts surrounding[…]