Why Andrew Jackson Believed in Gun Control
by Anders Walker
Andrew Jackson loved guns, but his correspondence with John C. Calhoun from 1818 shows that he believed that the Second Amendment didn't guarantee an individual right to own them and that regulation was key to public safety.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
Fighting Back Against Trump’s Lies Is The Only Way To Prevent A Comeback
by Jasmin Bath
Andrew Jackson cultivated the narrative that he was cheated out of the 1824 election and rode it to victory in 1828.
SOURCE: Kansas City Star
Don’t Rename Jackson County — But Let’s Honor Royals Great Bo, Not Slave Owner Andrew
We can keep calling it Jackson County, but instead of Andrew we can all agree it honors Bo. Put up a statute of Bo Jackson snapping a hickory bat over his knee, and let’s call it a day.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Trump Is Hobbling the Mail the Old-fashioned Way
by Winifred Gallagher
If Republicans wanted to limit voter turnout and raise doubts about the election’s integrity, creating chaos within the Postal Service and undermining its independence would be an efficient way to pursue that goal.
SOURCE: The Way of Improvement Leads Home
The New York Times Covers the “Clash of the Historians” at SHEAR
by John Fea
An early Americanist reflects on the controversy stirred up by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic's virtual plenary and its coverage in the mainstream media, and asks whether these are the battles historians should be fighting right now.
SOURCE: New York Times
Clash of the Historians: Paper on Andrew Jackson and Trump Causes Turmoil
A paper accusing scholars of “historical malpractice” upended an academic society and stirred arguments about racism, history and the limits of debate.
Four Charged In Attempted Toppling of Andrew Jackson Statue
Four men have been charged with destruction of federal property for allegedly trying to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square.
SOURCE: ABC News
Protesters Try to Topple Andrew Jackson Statue Near White House
Jackson has long been criticized by Native American activists for his role in forcing indigenous tribes off their ancestral lands. Many of them died in the process. Trump, however, has repeatedly praised Jackson.
SOURCE: The Hill
Historian Jon Meacham: Trump now with Andrew Johnson as 'most racist president in American history'
The historian drew the parallels between Trump and Johnson one day after Trump targeted four freshman House lawmakers.
SOURCE: NY Times
What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019
If you’re surprised that the issue of reparations for black Americans has taken so long to resolve, blame the president. President Andrew Johnson.
It’s Time We Stop Seeing Donald Trump as Another Andrew Jackson
by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler
Comparing the different times in which both men ran for president is more instructive than comparing the men themselves.
SOURCE: Press Release
Historians Urge Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to Confirm Harriet Tubman on the New 20-Dollar Bill for Upcoming Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
127 professional American historians have signed an open letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging that he commit to plans previously announced to replace President Andrew Jackson.
Alisse Theodore points out that women first became politically active in the fight against Andrew Jackson’s genocidal Indian Removal campaign
They tried to prevent the Trail of Tears.
SOURCE: History channel
Andrew Jackson’s grave has been vandalized.
Here’s why he’s so controversial.
Can Books by a Fired High Official Like James Comey Damage a President?
by Bruce W. Dearstyne
It’s happened before. The president? Andrew Jackson, Trump’s favorite.
Trump and Jackson: Two Power Grabbers, but with a Difference
by Donald J. Fraser
Trump is self-serving, while Jackson used his power to advance democracy.
Steve Bannon says historian Walter Russell Mead was the inspiration for hanging Jackson’s portrait in the Oval Office
Mead has become the favorite Trump whisperer for everyone from Steve Bannon to Tom Cotton.
Making Andrew Jackson Great Again?
by Manisha Sinha
We are living in an age of not just fake news but fake history.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Andrew Jackson was called ‘Indian killer.’ Trump honored Navajos in front of his portrait.
The prominent placement of an Andrew Jackson portrait during an event meant to honor a group of Native Americans at the Oval Office on Monday has raised questions about the White House’s message.
SOURCE: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Trump Is the New ________
by Zachary Jonathan Jacobson
Nixon? Reagan? Jackson? Historical analogies are simplistic, misleading—and absolutely essential.
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