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March 18, 2018

1.28 – A Caesar, a Cromwell, and a Washington: The Betrayals of 1795

1.28 – A Caesar, a Cromwell, and a Washington: The Betrayals of 1795

Year(s) Discussed: 1794-1795

Despite achieving a major diplomatic victory in the Northwest Territory, the administration is rocked by controversy as Secretary of State Randolph is confronted about allegations of collusion with the French while Washington himself is accused of improper use of public finances. Scandals and controversies abound in this episode!


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Featured images:

* Bust of Gaius Julius Caesar, courtesy of Wikipedia
* “Oliver Cromwell” by Samuel Cooper [c. 1656], courtesy of Wikipedia
* “George Washington” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1797], courtesy of Wikipedia