This Day in the yesteryear: FORMER US VICE PRESIDENT AARON BURR ARRESTED FOR TREASON (1807)

Former US Vice President Aaron Burr Arrested for Treason (1807)

Nearly three years after killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel, former US Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested on unrelated charges of treason. Though the exact details of his plan were a mystery even then, he was accused of plotting to establish an independent country of his own, possibly in the American Southwest. He was treated well while imprisoned at Fort Stoddert and was eventually acquitted, but his political career was destroyed. Which of his co-conspirators turned on him? More… Discuss

 

3 responses to “This Day in the yesteryear: FORMER US VICE PRESIDENT AARON BURR ARRESTED FOR TREASON (1807)

  1. Hamilton knew government. I have often wondered how our history would have been different had he not been killed.

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    • Not too much, I guess: one man can do little to the fate of the world, even though it may seem to be powerful. Consequently there are always opportunist to hijack and progressive developmental, politicking the situation in their pocket lining. And so on! It is the contribution humans bring to the natural laws of the universe I think!

      Thanks for commenting Carl.

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