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Category: Andrew Jackson

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6 Myths About the Battle of New Orleans

On the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, learn the truth behind six common myths about the last major engagement of the War of 1812.

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The Birth of OK, 175 Years Ago

Thanks in part to its adoption in the 1840 presidential campaign, what began as a lame joke in a Boston newspaper morphed into one of the most ubiquitous expressions in the English language

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10 Things You May Not Know About Andrew Jackson

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, explore 10 surprising facts about the first Irish-American president—and he wasn’t JFK.