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July 19, 2020

3.20 – Action and Reaction

3.20 – Action and Reaction

Year(s) Discussed: 1801-1804

As Jefferson’s first term entered its final year, numerous developments at home and abroad would start chains of reactions with long-reaching consequences. In the Caribbean, a nation declared its independence that would prove to be of particular concern to white Americans in the southern US. Meanwhile, Congress debated what kind of government to establish for the new lands west of the Mississippi River, and the Senate convened in the first impeachment trial in American history.

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Featured Image: “Représentation épique de Jean-Jacques Dessalines lors de la Révolution haïtienne de 1804,” courtesy of Wikipedia

Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band


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

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Featured Image: “Portrait of Thomas Worthington” by Charles Willson Peale [c. 1815], courtesy of Wikipedia