021 – The Era of Ill Feelings

Independence Day Celebration in Centre Square by John Lewis Krimmel, courtesy of the US National Portrait Gallery

The Era of Good Feelings was increasingly anything but for William Henry Harrison as he worked as a de facto veteran’s bureau in the House of Representatives and Congress struggled to answer the question of whether Missouri should enter the Union as a slave state or a free state. As Harrison moved closer to home to take a seat in the Ohio State Senate, his states rights views would cause some to question him as being too pro-slavery for Ohio and his connections with the Bank of the United States would be criticized as the Panic of 1819 hit the pocketbook of the common citizen. Join me this week as we enter into one of the more difficult times of Harrison’s life. Sources for this episode can be found at http://whhpodcast.blubrry.com.