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Aaron Burr (Grade 8)

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Aaron Burr

1. 
Aaron Burr's father, Aaron Burr Sr., was a founder and the second president of the college that would become Princeton University.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
George Washington promoted Burr to the rank of general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
What was Burr's career after the Revolutionary War?
  1. Minister
  2. Lawyer
  3. Soldier
  4. Banker
4. 
Aaron Burr was elected to be a senator from which state in 1791?



5. 
Aaron Burr was a member of which political party?
  1. Whig
  2. Liberty
  3. Federalist
  4. Democratic-Republican
6. 
Aaron Burr became the 3rd Vice President of the United States after                  won the election of 1800 to be President.
  1. John Adams
  2. James Monroe
  3. Andrew Jackson
  4. Thomas Jefferson
7. 
Burr and Jefferson never trusted each other.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Aaron Burr challenged Alexander Hamilton to a duel because Hamilton would not take back disparaging remarks he made during the New York gubernatorial election of 1804.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
Dueling was legal in New York.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Burr was allowed to finish his term as Vice President despite having killed Alexander Hamilton.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
Why was Aaron Burr charged with treason?



12. 
Burr was found guilty of treason.
  1. True
  2. False
13. 
Following the trial for treason Burr fled to Europe.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
In France, Burr received the support of Napoleon to attack Mexico.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
Following his return to the United States in 1812, Burr practiced law again.
  1. True
  2. False
16. 
Aaron Burr died in what year?
  1. 1818
  2. 1824
  3. 1836
  4. 1849
17. 
The 12th Amendment to the Constitution, which changed the manner in which the president and vice president are elected, was passed after the election of 1800.
  1. True
  2. False

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