There's debate over whether he missed on purpose or not. Alex's second's account says he actually decided not to kill Burr, but you never know with those old fashioned dueling pistols the way they were.
And Hamilton also just wasn't as good a shot as Burr. We don't even know who fired first; if Hamilton was already hit, that could certainly have thrown off his aim too. In the end, it's a squabble between people two hundred years ago, and how often can we agree on who said what even last Tuesday? : )
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! You might like 1804 too, or Pimp Jefferson, if you haven't seen them yet.
I haven't done anything American-history-related in a while... I should fix that.
Hehe, thanks! I'm currently working on a companion piece to my Viking on a Motorcycle, so check back soon for that. : )
Ah, APUSH... Man, that was a fun class. AP Gov, too. Our Government class participated in this state-wide competition called We The People that was all about giving speeches and answering questions on Constitutional law; my friends used to say I could find some way to answer any imaginable question on any topic using a quote from Federalist 10. That thing is gold, I tell you!
There actually does seem to me a small but ardent American history fan club on dA... I started noticing it from the comments I got when I first posted these. ~VoidStone comes to mind; heck, her icon is Hamilton with cat ears. Which is remarkable in itself, I think.
Do you know of a comic called The Dreamer? A modern-day girl gets sucked into the American Revolution; something tells me you might like it. The creator has a dA account too, *comic-chic.