Luke and Jay talk through the early development of Congressional power, the appearance of the committee system, and more.
Jay and Luke take a look at the formal structures and rules that govern Congress in the Constitution.
Jay and Luke are back, this time to discuss the roots of our modern-day Congress.
Picking up with Martin Van Buren in Jackson’s cabinet, Jay and Luke trace the Little Magicians rise to the vice presidency, his political knife fighting with John C. Calhoun, and ...
A political genius, who created the model of the nineteenth-century political machine, Van Buren is sadly consigned to the second or third tier of American presidencies. Jay and Luke push ...
Jay and Luke trace Adams’s policy priorities, his role in the American System, and how his administration paved the way for the Jacksonian era.
Jay and Luke trace the divisions within Federalism, the passage and deployment of the Sedition Act, and its complete collapse in the election of 1800.
Foreign policy became a key divide between Federalists and the emerging Jeffersonian Republicans, all the more so as Britain and France escalated a rolling series of continental wars.
We look at Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Marshall, and other lesser-known Federalists and try to understand American politics at the end of the 18th century.
No Founding Father thought more deeply about the presidency than Alexander Hamilton.