Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
Buried in at the Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey.
- Grandson of Congregationalist preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 58).
- Prevents a duel between James Monroe and Alexander Hamilton, 1797.
- Nearly becomes president in the deadlocked election of 1800.
- Third Vice President of the U.S., 1801 - 05, serving under Thomas Jefferson.
- Kills Alexander Hamilton in a duel, 1804.
Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.