The below post contains spoilers for those who have not yet played 1815: After the Battle of New Orleans
Aftermath of 1815: After the Battle of New Orleans:
With Benjamin Franklin’s death, the spark of invention flowed to Eli Whitney. And the century became one of war- a war with Mexico, a Civil War, and conflicts around the world.
Secretary of State Monroe, who succeeded to his position after Vice President Elbridge Gerry’s death by pneumonia and President Madison’s death in DC’s sack, once again serves as President by default, and six months after this election, a re-vote by weary electors confirms him as President. Winfield Scott serves as Vice President for the remainder of that term, then wins the Presidency, with Monroe as VP. In Scott’s second term, John C. Calhoun wins the Vice Presidency—their acrimony, and a mysterious assassination attempt possibly instigated by Calhoun, but more likely initiated by a bitter Dolley Madison, prompts Congress and the States to *finally* pass the 12th amendment, establishing a modern process for election where the second highest vote recipient does not succeed to the Vice Presidency.
Gertrudis Bocanegra divorced the Laveau-love-spell-smitten Marquis d’Lafayette after splitting New Spain into American California and Independent Mexico. Napoleon continued his machinations toward the Emperorship and, with the aid of Jean Lafitte’s fleet, seized control over Mexico, Cuba, and Haiti, ruling with the native Josephine (Marie-Madeline Lachenais). The northern part of New Spain became a wasteland of famine and pestilence as the demon-possessed Sacajawea and Sam Houston brought despair. Their demons were eventually exorcised by the wise Chief Seattle—this was too late to save William Clark, whose expedition to the Lost City of Gold became known as Clark’s Lost Expedition…At last he received top billing… Post-humorously, one might quip.
Andrew Jackson’s legacy is burnished by the discovery that Aaron Burr had been plotting with General James Wilkinson to establish himself as an independent Emperor. Jackson was lauded for his foresight in realizing the duplicity (GM comment: ha-ha) and preemptively dueling Burr. Jackson’s death remains mysterious, and conspiracy theorists maintain that he was poisoned.