Year(s) Discussed: 1810-1812
Tensions had been building for years between Britain and the United States. By June 1812, the American government was ready to take action. The circumstances by which they would declare war, however, were far from ideal, and it was only due to a series of events on both sides of the Atlantic that a war was entered into that potentially could have been avoided. Meanwhile, the first half of 1812 would bear witness to an assassination that threw a government into chaos, the untimely death of a prominent US official, and the entrance of a new state into the American union. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.
Special thanks to Matthew Nichol from the John Marshall House for providing the opening quote for this episode!
The transcript for this episode can be found here.
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Featured Image: "US Declaration of War against the United Kingdom
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Intro and Outro Music: "Hull's Victory," as performed by David and Ginger Hildebrand, courtesy of the Colonial Music Institute at George Washington's Mount Vernon