#1207 1800 & 2016

Democracies are volatile and they’re violent.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

This week on the Thomas Jefferson Hour, President Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) discusses the election of 1800, which he referred to as the Second American Revolution — and he helps us to see some of the parallels with the election of 2016.

This episode was recorded on November 7th, 2016.

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On this week's 1776 Club broadcast, Clay is in character at David's behest, to sing Jefferson's song of America. This episode is an optimistic one to combat whatever anxieties you may be feeling this election eve. It's a show — a song — meant to remind us of the boundless possibilities at the core of our republic.

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What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?

Voting usually took place on a weekend. There would be alcohol, food, kites, balloons, some fireworks — it was a festive, county fair day.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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