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Founding Fathers
Note: this describes the original print-and-play edition, but apart from the graphics, changes in the latest Game Crafter edition are minor.
Turn 9: The Midwest Comes on Board
Congressional Votes and Division of Spoils:
Dan (18) claims Secretary of State for James Knox Polk.
Ben (11) claims Secretary of Treasury for Martin Van Buren.
El (10) claims Envoy for Henry Clay.
Charles (7) claims Secretary of War for Winfield Scott.
Andrew (3) claims nothing.

President Burr's second term:
Issue 1: State Admission for Indiana (IN - 6 votes)
The president admits.
Burr gains 1 popularity. The new state takes its place adjacent to Ohio and Kentucky.

Issue 2: Second Seminole war
General Jackson is equal to the task, spending 2 IP.
1 IP to Adams. Public support 1 to L (6C). Reserves -40 (-2). Burr and Jackson gain 1 popularity.

Issue 3: French Attacks on Shipping
Burr and Envoy Clay agree to resolve this, Burr contributing 2 IP.
Reserves -40 (-42). 3 IP to Adams. Burr and Clay each gain 2 popularity.

Issue 4: State Admission for Illinois (IL - 4 votes)
The president admits.
Burr gains 1 popularity. The new state takes its place adjacent to Indiana, Missouri and Kentucky. Charles plays Abraham Lincoln.

Ben on behalf of Secretary Van Buren adds the revenue amount, 24, to reserves, which are now at (-18). Since reserves are higher than -100, there is no Economic Crisis Check.

President Burr, having served two terms, does not run again.

Liberal: James Monroe
Conservative: John Quincy Adams

Running mates:
Liberal: Martin Van Buren
Conservative: William Henry Harrison

Cube placements:
Adams NE
Harrison OH
Monroe VA
Van Buren NY
Adams cannot place
Harrison KY
Monroe MD
Van Buren PA
Harrison TN
Monroe NC
Van Buren NJ
Harrison AL
Monroe GA
Harrison IN
Monroe NJ
Harrison IL
Monroe DE
Harrison MO
Monroe cannot place
Harrison AR
Harrison LA
Harrison MS

Monroe-Van Buren 135
Adams-Harrison 102

James Monroe is elected president. His card gets 3 popularity and an elected marker.

Martin Van Buren is elected vice president and receives 1 popularity.

President Burr retires, earning 23 victory points for Dan.

Each player gets 1 IP.
As party leaders Adams and Monroe each get 1 IP on their cards.
IP granted for abilities listed on cards: Van Buren 1.
Dan draws Sabotage a Negotiation and Dominate the President. Keeps Dominate the President.
El draws Make an Important Speech and Coalition Building. Keeps Coalition Building.
Andrew draws Hartford Convention and Make an Important Speech. Keeps Make an Important Speech. Plays Make an Important Speech. Gerry gains 1 IP.
Ben draws Secession and Wilmot Proviso. Keeps Wilmot Proviso.
Charles draws The Hand of Time and Panic of 1857. Keeps Panic of 1857.

Newspapers: Monroe leaves the cube alone. Adams moves two conservative cubes down earning 3 support (9C).

The Round, beginning with the president:
Dan: No activities.
El: Adams spends 1 IP to make a speech. Roll is 1 to no effect.
Adams spends 1 IP to Whip Up Support. Roll is 3, moving support 1 to C (10C).
Adams spends 1 IP to start a conservative cube.
Andrew: Gerry spends 1 IP to Make a Speech. Roll is 6 to gain 1 popularity.
Ben: Webster spends 1 IP to make a speech. Roll is 6 to gain 1 popularity.
Charles: King spends 1 IP to make a speech. Roll is 2 for no effect.

Auction (bidding begins with player left of the president):
El passes.
Andrew bids 1.
Ben passes.
Charles passes.
Dan passes.

Gerry spends 1 IP to Make a Speech. Roll is 5; spends 1 to gain 1 popularity.

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