4.06 – Peace Interrupted

Year(s) Discussed: 1809

When the British government learned of the Erskine Agreement, it was not best pleased. In the summer of 1809, the Madison administration scrambled to deal with the ramifications of the British response while at the same time, two members of the Cabinet found themselves in opposition due to political infighting. Meanwhile, a similar row in the British ministry threatened to throw that government into turmoil. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.

Featured Image: “Samuel Smith” by Gilbert Stuart [c. 1795-1805], courtesy of Wikipedia