Year(s) Discussed: 1801-1805
As James Monroe set off for his new special mission to Spain, a new congressional session began with Democratic-Republicans aiming to settle a long-standing issue as well as put their mark on the judiciary branch. However, they would find that their plans quickly went awry, and the events of early 1805 would have impacts on Jefferson’s second term and beyond.
Featured Image: “John Randolph” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1804-1805], courtesy of Wikipedia
Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band
Special thanks to Howard and Jess from Plodding Through the Presidents for providing the intro quote for this episode!
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Featured Image: “Areas involved in the Yazoo-Georgia land scandal” [c. 1915], courtesy of Wikipedia