Alternate history has always fascinated me. What if Hamilton hadn’t been killed by Burr at that fateful duel on July 11, 1804, two hundred and ten years ago. Could he have led a revival of the Federalist Party? Would he have finally achieved his lifelong ambition of military glory in the War of 1812? If he had become a national hero in the War of 1812, would I now be blogging about President Hamilton? So many possibilities snuffed out by the well aimed pistol of the worthless Burr.