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        Hamilton’s America | Understanding the Burr-Hamilton Duel

        Follow the events that led to the famous duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton in 1804 in this video from GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton’s America.” While dueling was made illegal in America in the 18th century, these “affairs of honor” still occurred occasionally. The support materials below the video include a close reading of the essay “Understanding the Burr-Hamilton Duel” By Joanne Freeman.

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