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Daemon
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Andrew Jackson (1767)

The seventh US president, Jackson was a child of the frontier and lost his entire family in the American Revolution. He was just 14 at the time and was already a member of the local militia. After emerging from the War of 1812 a hero for his defense of New Orleans, he rode a wave of popularity to the presidency in 1828. He was seen as a champion of the common man, but he relentlessly displaced many Native Americans. His wife died weeks before his inauguration. Why did he have to marry her twice? More...
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Nothing on 'more', just the word 'Hermitage'??

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Mark Sobczak
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It's a bad hyperlink. The good working hyperlink takes you to the President Andrew Jackson article.
Bad: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Jackson,+Andrew
Good: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Andrew+Jackson
olddogg eleventy2
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this man was as big a scoundrel as polk. after the cherokee nation allied itself with the colonies and a fledgling united states, fought and died alongside newcomers to a new land, adopted white-mans customs and business practices, learned the language and religion, they were still betrayed and packed off to new lands set aside by a back-stabbing money loving people who envied their properties and resources. the government gave into to the manipulations of real estate speculators in the georgia legislature and performed a legalized dismantling of the cherokee nation. andrew jackson turned his back on his comrades in arms and endorsed this trail of tears. another thing that makes me ashamed sometimes about america.....what it says and what it does are two totally different things. okay my rants over!
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Very interesting life.
hedy mmm
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Thank you Mark Sobcrak for posting the correct link, you IS smart! And welcome to TFD... a very good first post! Applause

Yes olddogg eleventy2, what a horrible little man indeed...Andrew Jackson lied about where he was born...he owned as many as 300 slaves...he was a proponent of 'Indian Removal' for over ten years, when gold was found on Cherokee land...4,000 Cherokees died waiting on the US gov't, an event referred to as the"Trail of Tears"...45,000 American Indians were relocated West during his administration...his hate for, what he called 'aborigines', amounted to 'ethnic cleansing' of several Indian tribes.....there is a photo of him in the writeup when he was 78....he was an ugly man, inside and out.

My ancestral roots are, in part, the Taino Indians...I am ashamed sometimes too, not just about America but the world as well...

We say "Rest in Peace"...why can't we "Live in Peace".


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