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American Experience; Duel, The


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American Experience
Duel, The
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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The most famous gunfight in American history climaxed a longstanding conflict between two of the most important men in the country. Alexander Hamilton, an impoverished immigrant from the West Indies, rose to become a framer of the U.S. Constitution and the architect of America's political economy. Aaron Burr, born in New England to wealth and privilege, served with distinction in the Revolutionary War, founded a national bank and was nearly elected the nation's third president. In 1804, they met in a duel that changed both men's lives -- and the course of history. Linda Hunt narrates.

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Chicago: “American Experience; Duel, The,” 01/28/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DE74F7E12C0149E7A4D7DC21D188BC24.
MLA: “American Experience; Duel, The.” 01/28/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DE74F7E12C0149E7A4D7DC21D188BC24>.
APA: American Experience; Duel, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DE74F7E12C0149E7A4D7DC21D188BC24
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