Famous Duels

In 1806, future President Andrew Jackson nearly died in a duel when he killed his opponent, a fellow plantation owner.

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While the deadly duel two years earlier between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton is the most famous in American history, Jackson was a frequent dueler among the prominent politicians of the dueling age, which lasted up until the Civil War era.

Dueling was technically illegal in the United States, but prominent government leaders engaged in the practice. Click here to learn more.

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Posted on July 23, 2014, in Research. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Famous Duels.

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