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The documentary captures the amazing life and times of our nation's forgotten founding father: Alexander Hamilton. Exploring the iconic American political and financial institutions he helped to create, from the U.S. Mint and Wall Street to the two-party political system.
Did Hamilton really fire his shot in the air? Did Burr really intend to kill his long-time rival? Why did these two statesmen end up targeting each other on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River in 1804? Long a touchstone of American history, the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr has taken on mythic proportions. Reveals facts from the fictions surrounding their fateful encounter. Features a wide-ranging, round-table discussion of experts...
3) The duel
On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehauken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation.
The story of Hamilton and Burr has it all, politics, sex, treason and a duel. Unlike many historic tales, the story of the duel between Hamilton and Burr has not changed in the last 200 years. Why are Americans still fascinated with this famous fight?
Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2 explores the ideological conflict that existed between Thomas...