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May 15, 2022

4.07 - Dissension and Discord

4.07 - Dissension and Discord

Year(s) Discussed: 1808-1809

The arrival of the new British Minister to the US, Francis James Jackson, was not necessarily seen as a good omen by the Madison administration for the prospect of healing the rift between the United States and Great Britain, and the negotiations once they started proved to be quite contentious. Meanwhile, in Europe, US Minister to France John Armstrong grew ever more frustrated with the Napoleonic government, and a new Prime Minister took office in London under less than auspicious circumstances. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.


Special thanks to Andy of the History of Africa podcast for providing the intro quote 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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Featured Images:

  • "Robert Smith" by Freeman Thorpe, courtesy of Wikipedia
  • "Spencer Perceval" by George Francis Joseph [c. 1812], courtesy of Wikipedia

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