Andrew Jackson

It’s 2022, and as a society we are in full swing to “cancel” many historical figures.  There is a lot of merit to most, some could be viewed as questionable, but it hasn’t been a good run lately for some of the folks we read about in our history books.  This episode’s subject is no different, the slave-owning, face of the twenty himself, Andrew Jackson.  Depending on which side of the aisle you sat on, you either held him in high regard, or wanted to see him held high and dropped on his head.  But was Jackson as evil a dude as he’s been made out to be?  Were you safe to leave him alone with your girlfriend?  And who decided that haircut was a good idea?  We’ll dive into these questions and more in the Andrew Jackson episode of AHC Podcast.

 

 

 

 

 

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The attempt to kill "king andrew". U.S. Senate: The Attempt to Kill "King Andrew". (2020, January 14). Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Attempt_to_kill_King_Andrew.htm

Blakemore, E. (2018, April 30). Why Andrew Jackson's legacy is so controversial. History.com. Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://www.history.com/news/andrew-jackson-presidency-controversial-legacy

Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. (n.d.). Andrew Jackson. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Andrew-Jackson

Hopkins, C. (2019, August 1). The enslaved household of president Andrew Jackson. WHHA (en-US). Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://www.whitehousehistory.org/slavery-in-the-andrew-jackson-white-house#:~:text=He%20ordered%20harsh%2C%20even%20brutal,the%20next%20time%20she%20misbehaved.

Magazine, S. (2017, March 14). The attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson. Smithsonian.com. Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/attempted-assassination-andrew-jackson-180962526/

Matthews, D. (2016, April 20). Andrew Jackson was a slaver, ethnic cleanser, and tyrant. he deserves no place on our money. Vox. Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://www.vox.com/2016/4/20/11469514/andrew-jackson-indian-removal

Wikimedia Foundation. (2022, September 7). Andrew Jackson. Wikipedia. Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson

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