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March 27, 2022

4.04 – East and West

4.04 – East and West

Year(s) Discussed: 1808-1809

In the first couple of months of his presidency, Madison not only dealt with a domestic political dispute but also managed to negotiate an agreement with the British Minister to the US to resolve issues with Great Britain. Unbeknownst to him, however, the continued instability in Europe would keep peace and prosperity just out of reach for his administration.


Special thanks to Alycia from Civics & Coffee for providing the intro quote for this episode and to Christian at Your Podcast Pal for his audio editing work on this episode!

The transcript for this episode can be found at this link.

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Featured Images : “David Erskine” by Richard Woodman [c. 1820], courtesy of Wikipedia, and “Tsar Aleksándr I” [c. 19th century], courtesy of Wikipedia

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