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This Week in History: The Burr-Hamilton Duel
1. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton met where on July 11, 1804, to have a duel?
   Newark, New Jersey
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   Wilmington, Delaware
   Weehawken, New Jersey
   New York, New York
2. The two were longtime personal and political enemies. Aaron Burr was a prominent Democratic Republican, while Alexander Hamilton a leader in which party?
   Royalist
   Federalist
   Democrat
   Tory
   Whig
3. Alongside John Jay and James Madison, Alexander Hamilton was a key author of what important series of papers?
   Federalist Papers
   Constitution
   Declaration of Independence
   Declaration of the Rights of Man
   Constitution Papers
4. Alexander Hamilton served under the Washington Administration as the first what?
   Head of Trade
   Ambassador to Great Britain
   Secretary of the Treasury
   Chief Justice
   Vice President
5. Aaron Burr served under Thomas Jefferson in what position?
   Secretary of the Navy
   Secretary of the Interior
   Chief Counsel
   Press Secretary
   Vice President
6. Burr almost became president in 1800 when he earned the same number of elector votes as Jefferson, Hamilton ensured that Burr was blocked from winning. Which amendment was added to the Constitution to prevent this strange event from happening again?
   7th
   12th
   1st
   17th
   10th
7. Burr and Hamilton were both prominent New Yorkers. Hamilton founded which newspaper in 1801?
   New York Evening Post
   The New York Times
   The Washington Post
   The Harford Courier
   The Boston Globe
8. In 1804, Hamilton worked hard to ensure that Burr lost his election to what position?
   Supreme Court Justice
   Secretary of the Treasury
   President of the United States
   Attorney General of New York
   Governor of New York
9. Burr never sat trial for the murder of Hamilton, but he was tried for what activity in 1807?
   Public drunkenness
   Brawling
   Trafficking
   Treason
   Bribery
10. Not one to give up easily, Burr left the United States and tried to enlist which world leader to help him conquer Florida?
   Ferdinand VI
   Catherine the Great
   Napoleon
   Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa
   King George III



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