Lewis and Clark and Presidential Duel
Meanwhile, the Federalists and Republicans were against each other. Republicans thought that the Federalists would bring back the undivided rule of a monarchy. Alexander Hamilton and Arron Burr dueled, armed with pistols. Since dueling was illegal, Hamilton proclaimed that he would not shoot. Burr took no mercy in the duel. Burr shot Hamilton. Severely injured, Hamilton perished the next day. After the duel, Burr fled to prevent his arrest.