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Duel of destiny. Alexander Hamilton was an impoverished immigrant from the West Indies. Aaron Burr was born into wealth and privilege in New England. Both rose to fame: one became a framer of the U.S. Constitution, the other a Revolutionary War veteran and financier who nearly came to be the nation's third president. In 1804 they faced each other in a duel that changed the course of history.
This video fails to mention the recent discovery that the dueling pistols (provided by Hamilton) had the secret advantage of a set trigger, which sheds great light both on the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Diogenes