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Oct. 30, 2022

4.13 - The Spanish Situations

4.13 - The Spanish Situations

Year(s) Discussed: 1810-1811

With the Spanish government on the Iberian peninsula in disarray, people in their colonial holdings in the Americas had to figure out what to do in the meantime. Some decided to stay the course with current leadership while others used the opportunity to try to bring about political change on the ground. While also feeling the impact of decisions being made in other parts of Spanish America, the Madison administration saw an opportunity in the chaos for a long-coveted territorial acquisition just across the border in West Florida. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com


Special thanks to Meredith and Dustin of the Alexander Standard podcast for providing the intro quotes for this episode and to Christian of Your Podcast Pal for his audio editing work on this episode!

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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  • "Miguel Hidalgo," courtesy of Wikipedia
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  • "Fernando, príncipe de Asturias" by Francisco de Goya [c. 1800], courtesy of Wikipedia
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Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band