See Article History Alternative Titles: Aaron Burr, in full Aaron Burr, Jr. While he was still a young child, both his parents died, and he and his sister, Sarah, were ultimately raised by an uncle. However, Burr halted his studies to fight in the American Revolution —
February 6, Newark, New Jersey Died: Political conspiracy and his famous duel with Alexander Hamilton — secured Burr an unfavorable place in American history.
Early life, education, and revolution Aaron Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey, on February 6,the son of a Presbyterian minister.
His father died when Aaron was just nineteen months old, shortly after moving the family to Princeton, New Jersey. Within the year, his mother and grandparents died as well.
Orphaned along with his older sister Sarah, Burr was placed in the care of his twenty-year-old uncle, Timothy Edwards. Burr graduated from Princeton University at the age of seventeen.
He studied religion for a while but eventually decided to study law instead. His studies were halted by the outbreak of the American Revolution — He fought in the battles of New York, Quebec, and Monmouth. In Burr was admitted to the New York Bar, an association for lawyers.
The same year, he married Theodosia Bartow Prevost, a woman ten years older than him and the widow of a British army officer.
Aaron and Theodosia had four children together. Tragically, only his daughter Theodosia lived to be an adult.
After establishing a successful law practice in Albany, New York, Burr returned to New York City inwhere he quickly gained a reputation as a superior lawyer. Moving into politics In the s Burr began a career in politics.
A member of the Jeffersonian Party a political party whose members supported a weak federal government and a strict interpretation of the ConstitutionBurr also had close dealings with the opposing Federalist Party a political party whose members supported a strong federal government and a loose interpretation of the Constitution.
On one hand, Burr worked well as a mediator, or middleman, between the two opposing parties. On the other hand, his failure to make a clear choice between political parties raised suspicion among other politicians.
In Burr won a seat in the U. In he lost his seat in the senate. From toBurr served in the New York legislature but was defeated for reelection. Election and controversy The presidential election of gave Burr the opportunity to develop his career in national politics.
Running against the popular Thomas Jefferson, Burr convinced his Jeffersonian friends in Congress to support him as well as Jefferson.Oct 17, · Burr, still the vice president of the United States, fled New York, taking refuge in Philadelphia with friends and then sailing to West Florida and South Carolina and staying into the late fall.
Returning north, Burr was in his chair in the Senate chamber for the opening day of business in November Reviews: 2.
Aaron Burr Biography, Life, Interesting Facts. Aaron Burr was the third Vice President of the United States, serving during President Thomas Jefferson's first term.
He was also known as the man who killed Alexander Hamilton, becoming one of the most notorious traitors in history. Aaron Burr was the third vice president of the United States, serving under President Thomas Jefferson. Burr fatally shot his rival, Alexander . Aaron Burr, Sr., Edwards' son-in-law, died in (he had married Esther Edwards five years before, and they had made Edwards the grandfather of Aaron Burr, later Vice President of the United States).
Oct 17, · Burr, still the vice president of the United States, fled New York, taking refuge in Philadelphia with friends and then sailing to West Florida and South Carolina and staying into the late fall.
Returning north, Burr was in his chair in the Senate chamber for the opening day of business in November Reviews: 2. Alternative Titles: Aaron Burr, Jr. American presidential election, Results of the American presidential election, Source: United States Office of the Federal rutadeltambor.comopædia Britannica, Inc.
Burr took office, but he was marginalized by Jefferson, who had come to believe that Burr had.