About Aaron Burr: The Former Vice-President Accused Of Conspiring Against The U.S.

In 1801, just thirteen years after the ratification of the United States Constitution, Aaron Burr became the third man to take the office of vice president. Best known for ending the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, his legacy doesn’t start there. Later in his career, Burr was accused of treason by Thomas Jefferson, the very man he served under as vice president. Get the facts on how Aaron Burr lived and the details on how he may have conspired against the United States of America.

Vice President To Thomas Jefferson

Earlier in his career, Aaron Burr ran as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party presidential candidate, against the well-known Thomas Jefferson. Although Jefferson would prove to be victorious and an impactful leader of the United States, Burr would find himself serving under Jefferson for four years as his Vice President.

Picture of Burr
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Nevertheless, his time in this position of power would prove that the two men did not get along and their relationship would lead to endless controversy and drama.