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James Madison's Failed Conquest of Canada

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Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

01/26/2022Tho BishopPatrick Newman

The transformation of Jeffersonians into National Republicans continues under President James Madison. Following the Louisiana Purchase, the new administration sets its eyes on Florida and Canada for new American expansion. The result is the disastrous War of 1812 and the rise of a new central bank.

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Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.

Contact Patrick Newman

Patrick is Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida Southern College. He completed his PhD in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. He is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow.

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