Year(s) Discussed: 1808-1809
A new congressional session provided an opportunity for the President and his wife to make their mark on the Washington political and social scene as they invited guests into the refurbished President’s House. Meanwhile, General James Wilkinson continued with his intrigues down in New Orleans, but rather than establishing a pseudo-dictatorship again, his affairs were more of a personal nature. Over in Europe, Austria rose up once more against the French Empire, and Napoleon had to scramble to avoid defeat.
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- “Portrait of Dolley Madison, First Lady of the United States” [c. 19th century], courtesy of Wikipedia
- “George Canning” [pre-1827], courtesy of Wikipedia
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Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band