The King of Crimes
By David L. Robbins
Directed by Michael Duni
A play produced by the John Marshall Foundation about the 1807 Aaron Burr treason trial in John Marshall’s court, now available on DVD and coming soon to a streaming platform.
The Aaron Burr treason trial in John Marshall’s court is one of America’s most important chapters. Just three years after the deadly Hamilton duel, President Thomas Jefferson had Aaron Burr charged with treason for plotting to carve out a kingdom for himself from parts of Louisiana and Mexico. The ensuing “trial of the century” in 1807 Richmond, VA, captivated a young nation. Accusations of treason. Claims of presidential privilege. The rule of law. Some things endure.
What happened to Aaron Burr? Was he found guilty of treason? Watch The King of Crimes to find out.