Aaron Burr Jr. was an American politician and lawyer. He was the third vice president of the United States, serving during President Thomas Jefferson’s first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly, was appointed Attorney General of New York, was chosen as a U.S. senator from the State of New York, and reached the apex of his career as vice president. In the waning months of his tenure as president of the Senate, he oversaw the 1805 impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase. As campaign manager for the Democratic-Republican Party during the presidential election of 1800, Burr was responsible for the first open, public political campaign in the United States. Burr shot his political rival Alexander Hamilton in an 1804 duel, during the last full year of his single term as vice president.
|Born:||Aaron Burr Jr, February 6, 1756, Newark, New Jersey, British America|
|Died:||September 14, 1836, Staten Island, New York, U.S.|
|Children:||7 or more including, Theodosia, John, Aaron|
|Relatives:||Aaron Burr Sr. (Father), Esther Edwards (Mother), Theodore Burr (Cousin)|
|Education:||Princeton University (BA)|
|Preceded by:||Thomas Jefferson|
|Succeeded by:||George Clinton|
About Aaron Burr
3rd. Vice President of the United States from 1801 to 1805 who was one of the first Senators from New York. He infamously killed his rival, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel.
The American Whig Society and Cliosophic Society trained him for a life in politics.
He left his legacy through the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
His grandfather was Jonathan Edwards, a well-known Calvinist theologian. He was married twice; he had three children.
He killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel after he accused Hamilton of tarnishing his good name.
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- Politicians from Newark, New Jersey
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