1 hr 6 min

Washington & Madison's Founding Fracture Plodding Through The Presidents

    • History

How did James Madison go from being one of George Washington's best friends to someone Washington went to his grave despising? We look at the rise and fall of Washington and Madison's friendship, from their partnership to create the Constitution to their bitter breakup amidst the birth of America’s two-party system. Of all the rifts, rivalries, and betrayals that shaped the nation, this one might be the most personal.

After digging into Madison's ratlike behavior, we read some listener responses to Jess’s strong feelings about possums from our Billy Possum episode.

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How did James Madison go from being one of George Washington's best friends to someone Washington went to his grave despising? We look at the rise and fall of Washington and Madison's friendship, from their partnership to create the Constitution to their bitter breakup amidst the birth of America’s two-party system. Of all the rifts, rivalries, and betrayals that shaped the nation, this one might be the most personal.

After digging into Madison's ratlike behavior, we read some listener responses to Jess’s strong feelings about possums from our Billy Possum episode.

Find show notes, sources, and more at plodpod.com.

Consider joining our Patreon family at https://www.patreon.com/ploddingthroughthepresidents

Check out our merch store at https://www.teepublic.com/stores/plodding-through-the-presidents?ref_id=24294
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1 hr 6 min

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