On July 11, 1804 in Weehawken, NJ, Jefferson’s first vice president Aaron Burr fatally shot his long-time political rival Alexander Hamilton, whom he had challenged to a duel. While we don’t recommend this mode of conflict resolution, if you would like to learn more about their relationship and the duel check out this Weehawken history site or this PBS site and the following books available at Guarini Library:
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr: their lives, their times, their duel
Anna Erskine Crouse and Russel Crouse. Illustrated by Walter Buehr.
Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson : a study in character
Roger G. Kennedy
E302.5 .K46 2000
The Burr-Hamilton duel & related matters; a statement
The Duel : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the future of America
E302.6.H2 F56 1999
A fatal friendship : Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Arnold A. Rogow
E302.6.H2 R64 1999
Interview in Weehawken; the Burr-Hamilton duel, as told in the original documents. Edited by Harold C. Syrett and Jean G. Cooke. with an introd. and conclusion by Willard M. Wallace.
Ordeal of ambition; Jefferson, Hamilton, Burr