Aaron Burr And Alexander Hamilton: The Men Behind The Myths

Aaron Burr is considered one of American history’s biggest villains — but is that how we should remember him?

Aaron Burr Musical

A performance of the hit Broadway show Hamilton, a retelling of Alexander Hamilton’s life, ending with the duel in which he was killed by Aaron Burr. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Ever since the musical Hamilton hit theaters last year, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton’s infamous rivalry has enjoyed renewed popular interest. But what’s the true story behind two of America’s most controversial founding fathers — and is the popular villainization of Aaron Burr warranted?

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24 Timeless Henry David Thoreau Quotes That’ll Change Your Worldview

While born centuries ago, Henry David Thoreau’s views are far from antiquated. The philosopher-poet believed that all people are inherently good, and that organized religion and politics offered themselves as major sources of corruption. His master work, Walden, solidified his place among the great poets of history, and served as a field guide for self-sufficiency.

Thoreau’s fascinating and far-reaching work has inspired generations of artists and writers, including Spencer Byles. As the following Henry David Thoreau quotes show, it’s easy to see why:

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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Pexels"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."

Walden October

John Phelan/Wikimedia Commons "The universe is wider than our views of it."

Baby Bird

Pexels"It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature."

Kindness Investment

Darinka Maja/Flickr "Goodness is the only investment that never fails."

Pond Reflection

Victorgrigas/Wikimedia Commons"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."

Galaxy Color

Pexels"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."

Rules Broken

Pexels"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it."

Forest Bridge

Pexels"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life."

Foggy Spruce

Pexels"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us."

Buddhist Monks

Pixabay"Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around."

Dad Baby

Pexels"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

Colorful Socks

Pexels"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves."

Heaven Above

Pexels"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."

Rock Climber

Pixabay"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

Volunteer Group

Pixabay"Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something."

Dont Look Back

Pexels"Never look back unless you are planning on going that way."

Dream Catcher

Pexels"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."

Wooden Sign

Pexels"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves."

Not Alone

Pixabay"It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things."

No Prejudice

Pexels"It is never too late to give up our prejudices."

Dreams Character

Pexels"Dreams are the touchstones of our character."

Inexperienced Heart

Pexels"The heart is forever inexperienced."

Book Reading

Pexels"It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know."

Table Coins

Pexels"Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."

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4 Absolutely Devastating Moments From The Nazi Occupation

Behind the event horizon of Nazi-occupied Europe, these four moments were darker than most.

Nazi Occupation Stroop Ghetto

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Picking out the darkest moments from the Nazi occupation of Europe is like trying to find the hottest part of the Sun; sure, some parts are hotter than others, but the whole thing is so far up the scale that the word “hot” hardly seems sufficient to describe it.

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