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A political leader who served as vice president of the United States in the first term of Thomas Jefferson (1801–1805). After Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in the Burr-Hamilton duel, his career declined. He was later involved in a bizarre conspiracy to sever the western states and territories from the Union. Burr was tried for treason but was acquitted.

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