4.22 – The Eastward March

Presidencies of the United States


4.22 – The Eastward March

Content Note: There is a mention of death by suicide in this episode around the 32 minute mark.

Year(s) Discussed: 1811-1812

Even after the declaration of war in 1812, US and British officials on both sides of the Atlantic continued to work towards a cessation of hostilities. At around the same time, French Emperor Napoleon was escalating the state of war in Europe by gathering the largest force seen on that continent to that point to take on the Russian Empire. Meanwhile, American diplomats and merchants in the Mediterranean found themselves on the wrong side of the British-allied Algerine government. Sources used for this episode can be found at https://www.presidenciespodcast.com.

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