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Mexican American War 60



Chuck Norris makes Texas a state, then he fights a war…on his own.


Don’t Mess with Texas 59



The future of the Texas hangs in the balance…as tensions explode, so do the cannons.  The fighting kicks off at the Alamo, with folk legend Davy Crockett.  It doesn’t turn out so well for him, but everyone will Remember the Alamo!


Westward Ho! 58



Westside is the best side…Unless you died of dysentery along the way.  #OregonTrail.  Manifest Destiny broadens the horizons of the young United States, but there’s a dark side to westward expansion.


Andrew “Mother F#@%!ng” Jackson 57



The American government wages war on Native Americans and the banks…at the behest of Andrew Jackson.  The Trail of Tears becomes one of America’s darkest stories.


The Age of Jackson 56



A real S.O.B. whether you like him or hate him…the Age of Jackson has begun.


Electoral College V. Popular Vote and the Election of 1824 55



What does Corruption, Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Electoral College have in common?  They’re all corrupt.  Tune in!


The Era of Good Feelings 54



America is feelin’ good-ish!  We are talking national unity, the Monroe Doctrine, and the elephant in the room tearing the country apart…slavery.


Seminole Wars 53



Florida is open territory for Andrew Jackson to deal a hand…or three.


Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion 52



Nat Turner hopes to change the tides of one of America’s biggest skeletons in the closet, slavery.


Innovation and the Industrial Revolution 51



The Industrial Revolution changes the nation, but it’s fueled by blood, sweat, tears, and coal.