For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
President George W. Bush, former governor of Texas, has already signaled an interest in close relations with the United States’ neighbor to the south. A panel talks about why this is so and how U.S. relations with Mexico may continue to develop.
- Bernard Aronsen former Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs 1989-1993
- Charles Krause of APCO Worldwide
- Roger F. Noriega visiting fellow, the American Enterprise Institute; former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs (2003-05); former U.S. ambassador, Organization of American States (2001-03); former staff member of House and Senate committees on foreign/international relations
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