Monthly Archives: April 2019

2.19 – Source Notes



Special thanks to Sarah Tanksalvala of the American History Podcast for providing the intro quote for this episode!

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  • Adams, Abigail Smith. “To Abigail Amelia Adams Smith, 12 May 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-03-02-0658. [Last Accessed: 9 Mar 2019]
  • Adams, John. “To United States Senate, 7 May 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-4306. [Last Accessed: 17 Mar 2019]
  • Adams, John. “To Timothy Pickering, 10 May 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-4324. [Last Accessed: 17 Mar 2019]
  • Adams, John. “To Timothy Pickering, 12 May 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-4328. [Last Accessed: 17 Mar 2019]
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  • DeConde, Alexander. The Quasi-War: The Politics and Diplomacy of the Undeclared War with France, 1797-1801. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1966.
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  • Hamilton, Alexander. “To George Izard, 27 February 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-24-02-0202. [Original source: The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. 24, November 1799 – June 1800, ed. Harold C. Syrett. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976, pp. 267–268.] [Last Accessed: 12 March 2019]
  • Hamilton, Alexander. “To Theodore Sedgwick, [4 May 1800],” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-24-02-0365-0002. [Original source: The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. 24, November 1799 – June 1800, ed. Harold C. Syrett. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976, pp. 444–453.] [Last Accessed: 17 Mar 2019]
  • Hamilton, Alexander. “To John Jay, 7 May 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-24-02-0378. [Original source: The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. 24, November 1799 – June 1800, ed. Harold C. Syrett. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976, pp. 464–467.] [Last Accessed: 17 Mar 2019]
  • Izard, George. “To Alexander Hamilton, 25 February 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-24-02-0190. [Original source: The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. 24, November 1799 – June 1800, ed. Harold C. Syrett. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976, pp. 251–252.] [Last Accessed: 12 Mar 2019]
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  • Marshall, John. “To John Adams, 8 May 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-4314. [Last Accessed: 17 Mar 2019]
  • McHenry, James. “To George Washington, 10 November 1799,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/06-04-02-0339. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Retirement Series, vol. 4, 20 April 1799 – 13 December 1799, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999, pp. 397–402.] [Last Accessed: 12 Mar 2019]
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  • Robbins, Karen E. James McHenry: Forgotten Federalist. Athens, GA and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013.
  • Sedgwick, Theodore. “To Alexander Hamilton, 7 May 1800,” Founders Online, National Archives, version of January 18, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-24-02-0379. [Original source: The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. 24, November 1799 – June 1800, ed. Harold C. Syrett. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976, pp. 467–468.] [Last Accessed: 17 Mar 2019]
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Featured Image: “Theodore Sedgwick” by Edgar Parker [c. 1888], courtesy of Wikipedia


2.19 – Don’t Let the Door Hit You



Year(s) Discussed: 1799-1800

As the presidential election of 1800 looms and party leaders begin weighing their options, President Adams decides that the time is right to make a few changes in his administration. To the President’s detriment, though, Arch Federalists are scheming at the same time to remove him from his office. Meanwhile, new congressmen are making a name for themselves, and Toussaint L’Ouverture works to consolidate his power in Hispanola. Sources used for this episode can be found at http://presidencies.blubrry.com.

Featured Image: “Timothy Pickering” by Charles Willson Peale, courtesy of Wikipedia


30.000 – Body by Calvin Coolidge



Year(s) Discussed: 1872-1933

How much do you really know about America’s 30th president? Did you even remember that he was a president? In this show Jess and Joe explore the little known facts of one our most overlooked presidents in history. Sit back and relax as we turn an often forgotten president into one of your new favorites. Sources used for this episode can be found at http://cuttingclasspodcast.com

Featured Image: “Calvin Coolidge the Bodybuilder”, courtesy of the Cutting Class Podcast