kids encyclopedia robot

Aaron Burr facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Aaron Burr
Vanderlyn Burr.jpg
3rd Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1805
President Thomas Jefferson
Preceded by Thomas Jefferson
Succeeded by George Clinton
United States Senator
from New York
In office
March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1797
Preceded by Philip Schuyler
Succeeded by Philip Schuyler
3rd Attorney General of New York
In office
September 29, 1789 – November 8, 1791
Governor George Clinton
Preceded by Richard Varick
Succeeded by Morgan Lewis
Personal details
Born
Aaron Burr Jr.

(1756-02-06)February 6, 1756
Newark, New Jersey, British America
Died September 14, 1836(1836-09-14) (aged 80)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Resting place Princeton Cemetery
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s)
Theodosia Bartow Prevost
(m. 1782; died 1794)

Eliza Jumel (m. 1833)
Children 7 or more including:
Theodosia
John
Aaron
Relatives Aaron Burr Sr. (Father)
Esther Edwards (Mother)
Education Princeton University (BA)
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service Continental Army
Years of service 1775–1779
Rank Lieutenant colonel
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
 • Battle of Quebec
 • Battle of Monmouth

Aaron Burr, Jr. (February 6, 1751, – September 14, 1836) was an American politician, Revolutionary War hero and the third Vice President of the United States (1801 – 1805). He was born in Newark, province of New Jersey. Burr fought in the American Revolutionary War, reaching the rank of Colonel. After the war, Burr was a leader of the Democratic-Republican Party and served in the New York State Assembly, as New York State Attorney General, and as a United States Senator before serving as Vice President.

Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, when Burr was still Vice President.

Burr conspired to form a new country in Mexico. He wanted to be present if and when Spain and Mexico went to war. Some people, including President Thomas Jefferson, who had picked a different Vice President for his second term, saw Burr's actions as treason. However, in 1807 Burr was found innocent of the charges. He was often thought of by his enemies as unreliable. Burr died in 1836.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Aaron Burr Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.