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Burr believed that Hamilton was the sole detriment to the rise of his political career, namely. Hamilton had intervened, for Jefferson, in the nasty election of 1800, and had also intervened in the race for the governor of New York later. Both times, Hamilton had ruined Burr's chances. This animosity led Burr to kill Hamilton in 1804.

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Hamilton and Burr were political rivals. Hamilton, a Federalist, used his political influence to convince The House to break the tie breaker for President by picking Jefferson over Burr, a Republican.

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