Year(s) Discussed: 1792-1797
Adams is joined in Philadelphia by his wife Abigail as he tries to balance war and peace with the first of the original six frigates of the US Navy being launched around the time that he appoints peace commissioners to France. Meanwhile, the US Senate is rocked by a scandal involving one of its leaders while news of Hamilton’s extramarital affair becomes public.
Special thanks to Sarah Tanksalvala from the American History Podcast for providing the intro quote for this episode!
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