Lessons in Manliness from Andrew Jackson

Lessons in Manliness from Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States.  He created the modern Democratic Party and fought for the common man.  He changed the Presidency with his distrust of large and centralized government.

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He created the modern Democratic Party and fought for the common man. He changed the Presidency with his distrust of large and centralized government.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Benedict Arnold was a traitor! Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Andrew Jackson mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Benedict Arnold was a traitor! Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Andrew Jackson mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

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Image detail for -Andrew Jackson Nickname by Andreas

Image detail for -Andrew Jackson Nickname by Andreas

colored section — historylover1230:   US President Andrew Jackson’s runaway slave notice, 1804

colored section — historylover1230: US President Andrew Jackson’s runaway slave notice, 1804

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States (1829-1837), lived just long enough to have had a few photographic portraits taken.

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States (1829-1837), lived just long enough to have had a few photographic portraits taken.

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"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson  (In office March 4, 1829 - March 4, 1837)

"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson (In office March 4, 1829 - March 4, 1837)

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We put Andrew Jackson on trial. You decide his historical fate #TEDEd

We put Andrew Jackson on trial. You decide his historical fate #TEDEd

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Rachel Jackson   - (June 15, 1767 – December 22, 1828) was the wife of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States.

Rachel Jackson - (June 15, 1767 – December 22, 1828) was the wife of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States.

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From Jackson historians to the Treasury Department itself, nobody seems to know exactly why the seventh president's portrait was put on the $20 in 1928.

From Jackson historians to the Treasury Department itself, nobody seems to know exactly why the seventh president's portrait was put on the $20 in 1928.

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