"Whether he is spiteful, playful, witty, kind, cold, drunk, sober, angry... it is always in the wrong place or to the wrong person." - description of John Adams

Early and Antebellum America (1789-1860)

As the 1800s progressed, the increasingly sharp division between free and slave states defined a large part of American society. Eventually this division would spark a Civil War.

The Strange Legacy of Aaron Burr

Few of the nation's founders have been marginalized more than Aaron Burr. Was there something more to the man who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton?

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Timeline of the Early and Antebellum United States