July 11, 1804: Traitor Aaron Burr Assassinates Alexander Hamilton

July 11, 1804: Traitor Aaron Burr Assassinates Alexander Hamilton

The murder weapon used by Aaron Burr to kill Alexander Hamilton is proudly on display at the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase in Manhattan.

[The following is an abridged version of "British Assassinations: The Case of Alexander Hamilton" published in the December 12, 2008 edition of EIR magazine]

The first major political assassination by a British agent of a leading American revolutionary patriot occurred on July 11, 1804. The victim was Revolutionary leader and first U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. The assassin was the British-controlled traitor, Vice President Aaron Burr.

British-influenced historians of the United States have gone to great lengths to cover up the political sponsorship of the Burr-Hamilton duel and its outcome. While it has been acknowledged that Hamilton had successfully destroyed Burr's ambitions to become governor of New York in the election of 1804, there is nary a word about the fact that Burr's success in that race would have resulted in a major victory for the British plan to re-colonize and destroy the United States by implementing a succession of the Northern States from the Union. Burr's murder of Hamilton was not an act of personal vengeance for attacks on his reputation, but a strategic move by his British sponsors to remove the most powerful organizer of the American System of economics who was on the scene. Eliminating Hamilton permitted European oligarchical agent Albert Gallatin, then Secretary of the Treasury, to move to take down the defenses of the United States and the Federalist Party to move even closer to the British camp, thus threatening the destruction of the country.

Hamiltonian Economics

Among the stories put out to cover up Burr's role is the gross distortion of the principles upon which Hamilton guided his public career, even to the point of calling him a devotee of British economics! These stories are the product of either ignorance, or perfidy.

As any honest reading of Hamilton's reports on public credit demonstrates (not to mention his exercise of office), our first Treasury Secretary's guiding principle was to use the power of government to create a strong Federal union which could defend itself against the European oligarchical threat and build up the physical economy essential to that defense and to technological progress. In total contrast to the Bank of England, which had a stranglehold over the British government through its role in financing wars and other operations, Hamilton's national banking system was dedicated to reducing usury and facilitating the growth of industry and agriculture through the provision of credit.

It was this purpose-driven financial system, funded by protective tariffs, which drove the British oligarchy into a rage against Hamilton which they expressed not only through promoting opposition to his policies, but through and intense campaign of slander, entrapment, and the like. British-run corruption--by promoting the opium trade among the Northern shipping interests, and the reliance on raw materials exports in the Southern states--permitted the defeat of Hamilton's principles, as found n the Report on Manufactures, and weakened the implementation of the credit system itself.

This was the ultimate reason behind Burr's well-planned scheme to make sure Alexander Hamilton was assassinated on July 11, 1804. It should therefore come as no surprise that the pistol used in the crime is still proudly on display at the headquarters of Jamie Dimon's JP Morgan Chase in Manhattan.