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        Hamilton's America | Hamilton and the Election of 1800

        Explore how the American presidential election of 1800 became a heated contest between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, and how Alexander Hamilton influenced the election in this video from GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton’s America.” Read a letter from Alexander Hamilton to Harrison Gray Otis expressing his opinion, “Jefferson is in every view less dangerous than Burr,” in an attempt to sway his vote. Built upon years of conflict, Hamilton’s relationship with Burr hits a low point during the election and never recovers, eventually leading to their infamous duel.   

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