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Aaron Burr (Grade 8)

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Aaron Burr

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
George Washington promoted Burr to the rank of general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
  1. True
  2. False
What was Burr's career after the Revolutionary War?
  1. minister
  2. lawyer
  3. soldier
  4. banker
Aaron Burr was elected to be a senator from which state in 1791?

Aaron Burr was a member of which political party?
  1. Whig
  2. Liberty
  3. Federalist
  4. Democratic-Republican
Aaron Burr became the third 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
Burr and Jefferson never trusted each other.
  1. True
  2. False
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
Dueling was legal in New York.
  1. True
  2. False
Burr was allowed to finish his term as vice president despite having killed Alexander Hamilton.
  1. True
  2. False
Why was Aaron Burr charged with treason?

Burr was found guilty of treason.
  1. True
  2. False
Following the trial for treason, Burr fled to Europe.
  1. True
  2. False
In France, Burr received the support of Napoleon to attack Mexico.
  1. True
  2. False
Following his return to the United States in 1812, Burr practiced law again.
  1. True
  2. False
Aaron Burr died in what year?
  1. 1818
  2. 1824
  3. 1836
  4. 1849
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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