As Adams and Jefferson died, America came of age
Written in haste, on an April midnight in 1803, the unedited text of the message that led to the Louisiana Purchase is printed for the first time.
In 1817, “Old Pewt’s” rebellious cadets met their master in Sylvanus Thayer
The idea goes back to the very beginnings of our national history. Then as now, it was built upon human relationships, and these—as Mr. Jefferson found to his sorrow—make a fragile foundation.
Andrew Jackson won a stunning victory over a veteran British army that would eventually propel him to the White House