Monthly Archives: March 2019

2.17 – Source Notes



Special thanks to James Early for providing the intro quote for this episode! Be sure to check out Presidential Fight Club and Key Battles of the Civil War!

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  • Adams, John. “To Timothy Pickering, 21 September 1799,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-3991. [Last Accessed: 17 Feb 2019]
  • Adams, John. “To Oliver Ellsworth, 22 September 1799,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-3997. [Last Accessed: 17 Feb 2019]
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Featured Image: “George Washington Mourning Tableau” by Pember & Luzarder [c. 1800], courtesy of Wikipedia


2.17 – Some Awful Crisis



Year(s) Discussed: 1798-1799

In Trenton, Adams confronted his Cabinet as well as Gen. Alexander Hamilton over the peace mission to France before the government moved back to Philadelphia for one last winter. After the new session of Congress began in December 1799, news arrived which was described as a national tragedy and had many wondering what lay in store for the US as a new century dawned. Source information for this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.

Featured Image: “Representation of the great fire at New York” by Franz Xaver Habermann [c. 1776], courtesy of Wikipedia