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    What happened was that we changed administrations and parties, and thus policies. The mostly anti-slavery and pro-British Federalists supported the revolution. The mostly pro-slavery and pro-French Jeffersonians did not.

    Ironically, it was the Haitian rebels who made the lopsided US win in the Battle of New Orleans, which made Jackson a national hero, possible, by weakening the French forces. Were the Jeffersonians grateful? No.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 04:28:57 PM PDT

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