Monday, February 17, 2014

Celebrating Presidents' Day: Andrew Jackson

2008-07-12-dscn4823This year I choose to recognize Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States on Presidents' Day.

Old Hickory was a  key figure in the Presidency, changing the office, and the nation, in many ways, not necessarily positive (though what the U.S. would have become without Jackson is hard to say).

On the negative side, his actions towards Native Americans paved the way for an official policy that could be said to border on genocidal.

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