Thomas Jefferson worked with the French hardliners the same as today’s Republicans are aligned with Iranian hardliners. Civil discourse was as divisive in the early days of our country as it exists today. The primary difference from today was the disagreements were over issues rather than political. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had different attitudes towards states’ right and Federalism, alignments toward England or France, and many other issues. Listen to author Thomas Fleming describe the intrigues of early American politics.
Guest: Thomas Fleming
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