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Name:Shourya RavulaAPUS IUnderstanding the Burr- Hamilton DuelAnswer the following ques±ons using the Joanne B. Freeman ar±cle.1.What were the causes for the duel?In 1804, Burr ran for governor of New York and lost the election, due in part toHamilton's ardent opposition; by this point, the two men had been political rivals forfifteen years. So when a friend showed Burr some of Hamilton's nasty charges in anewspaper clipping—providing written proof of Hamilton's insults—Burr acted.2.Do you think that Burr actually tried to kill Hamilton? Explain your reasoning/ opinion.I don’t think Burr actually tried to kill Hamilton because most of the time, the point ofthe duel was to prove a man willing to die for his honor, not to shed blood.3.What do you think of the argument that Hamilton may have been trying to commit suicide byfigh±ng in the duel? Explain.I don’t think that Hamilton was trying to commit suicide. Even though he had lost alot

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Term
Fall
Professor
Andrew Sullivan
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Aaron Burr, Duel, HAMILTON DUEL, Burr Hamilton Duel

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