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Aug. 26, 2018

2.03 – The New Sheriff in Town

2.03 – The New Sheriff in Town

Year(s) Discussed: 1796-1797

The election of 1796 results in John Adams becoming the nation’s second chief executive, but he quickly finds more questions than answers awaiting him on the path to taking the oath of office. Adams is immediately faced with the need to make decisions about who to keep from the previous administration, what if any policy changes to make, and even where he and his family will live. It’s a transition unlike any other in American history to that point, and with various pressing issues waiting on the desk, the honeymoon for the new President promised to be short-lived.


Special thanks to Dan McClellan for providing the English version of the intro quote for this episode!

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