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You are probably not surprised to learn that Hamilton and Jefferson despised each other. Jefferson went on to be elected president of the United States. Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804.

Partly because Jefferson had a long and distinguished career, and Hamilton's life was cut short, Jefferson's historical reputation eclipsed that of his brilliant rival. Recently, though, historians have shown revived interest in Alexander Hamilton.


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