What Happened to Aaron Burr After He Killed Alexander Hamilton in a Duel? - HISTORY
But Miranda may have lionized the wrong guy. He fought for the little guy. Burr worked against rules that gave greater weight to the votes of the rich and laws that required people to own property in order to vote. He opened the first bank in New York that extended credit to the middle class, instead of just the rich. He fought for freedom of the press. Burr defended the rights of Thomas Greenleaf, a newspaper editor whose shop was ransacked by an angry mob, and John Burk, a printer and playwright who was locked up and threatened with deportation for criticizing Washington in print. He fought for emancipation.
It draws heavily — and sometimes verbatim — from his writings. But some events are transposed in time, some characters take on roles played by others in real life, and some details have been changed for dramatic license. At the least, the musical has got people talking about Hamilton, his legacy and the revolutionary era. We reached out to Miranda and Chernow but did not hear back. In reality, Hamilton may not have been as ardent an abolitionist as the play makes him out to be.
More than one category of offence or more than one defendant. If a proceeding involves a defendant charged with more than one category of offence, the proceeding is conducted under the highest category of offence. For example, a defendant charged with a category 2 offence and several category 3 offences elects jury trial on one of the category 3 offences. When filing the charging document, the prosecutor notifies the court that the charges are to be heard together and the proceeding is treated in entirety as a category 3 offence. Because of the election, a jury will determine the verdict for all charges if the proceeding continues to trial (section 139(1)(a)).