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Aaron Burr:
A Vice Presidential Unit

Aaron Burr was the third vice president of the United States of America. He was born February 6, 1756 in Newark New Jersey, and passed away September 14, 1836. His vice presidential term was from 1801-1805. Aaron Burr was an extremely important political figure for the early history of the United States. He served for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and was also a very successful lawyer and politician. Burr was well-known for his extensive political career, serving in a multitude of political applications, Burr served in the New York State Assembly from 1784-1785 and again in 1798-1799. Being elected the third vice president, Burr is often documented as one of the founding fathers of America. Digressing from political scenarios, Burr is often famously remembered for his duel in 1804 against Alexander Hamilton, in which Hamilton was shot and mortally wounded and furthermore was declared deceased the next day. Burr was a man of integrity, he fought for equal rights amongst individuals and was a huge influence in the progressive movement towards anti-slavery.

Political Party: Democratic- Republican

President: Thomas Jefferson

Family Members: Mother- Esther Edwards, Wife: Jacques Marcus Prevost

Trivia Questions:

1) Where did Aaron Burr go to school?

College of New Jersey

2) How many children did Aaron Burr have?


3) Where did Aaron Burr retire?


Of Note:

- Aaron Burr as a child nearly died twice because of health complications.
- Aaron Burr was an orphan at the age of two.
- He graduated from Princeton with Honors at the age of 16.
- Burr and Jefferson tied for presidency in 1800.


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