Madison: Unfit for Command

DJ Taylor

My goal for this video assignment was to effectively convey many of the most damning anti-Madison sentiments of the 1812 election. In order to do just that, I scoured Gordon Wood’s Empire of Liberty for some background on the ‘spirit of the age’ and on the propaganda and political gamesmanship that was used prior to the election. Continue reading

Madison and Union

Rosalia Pembroke

Madison’s main campaign goals for the 1812 election focused on discrediting DeWitt Clinton as a divisive force within the party (and the nation at large) minimizing the damage of the freshly declared War of 1812 and consolidating support within the remainder of his party. Continue reading