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May 3, 2021

3.29 – A Winter to Remember

3.29 – A Winter to Remember

Year(s) Discussed: 1804-1805

President Jefferson had much to celebrate in the latter half of 1805 as he finally secured a new Attorney General, envoys arrived from distant lands in the east and the west, and his daughter and her family joined him in the President’s House for the winter. Little did he know, though, that difficult negotiations in Madrid and the machinations of the former Vice President, Aaron Burr, would soon lead to difficulties for his administration.

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Featured Images: “Tchong-tas-sáb-bee, Black Dog, Second Chief” by George Catlin [c. 1834], courtesy of Wikipedia and “John Breckinridge” [c. 1891], courtesy of Wikipedia

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


Special thanks to Alycia from the Civics & Coffee podcast for providing the intro quote for this episode, and thanks so much to our audio editor, Andrew Pfannkuche, for his work on this episode!

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Featured Images: “Margaret Bayard Smith” by Charles Bird King [c. 1829], courtesy of Wikipedia and “Hammouda Pacha, bey de Tunis” [c. 1800], courtesy of Wikipedia