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Dec. 16, 2018

2.11 – The Opposition Strikes Back

2.11 – The Opposition Strikes Back

Year(s) Discussed: 1798

With yellow fever raging in Philadelphia, the federal government has to move once more, adding to the headaches of Secretary of War James McHenry who had his position in the Cabinet already being undermined by General Alexander Hamilton. In Quincy, John Adams meets with Elbridge Gerry to learn more about the latest offer for diplomatic talks with the French while in Virginia, Vice President Jefferson and former Rep. James Madison plot how to oppose the Alien and Sedition Acts.


Special thanks to Thomas Daly of the American Biography podcast for providing this episode’s intro quote!

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