History Stories
CATEGORY: Andrew Jackson
Why Have Americans Always Been So Obsessed with the Land?
March 7, 2018

Land lies deep in the American psyche. Read More

When Native Americans Were Slaughtered in the Name of ‘Civilization’
March 2, 2018

Their skin was dark. Their languages were foreign. And their world views and spiritual beliefs were beyond most white men’s comprehension. Read More

The White House is Taking Down the Iconic Jackson Magnolia
December 27, 2017

Dubbed a safety hazard, this 188-year-old tree has seen it all. Read More

Three of the Most Damning Secrets Dug up in U.S. Elections
October 25, 2017

Think 'oppo’ research is something new? Think again. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Andrew Jackson
March 15, 2017

While John F. Kennedy was the first Irish-Catholic president, Andrew Jackson was the first chief executive with roots in the Emerald Isle. Check out that and nine other surprising facts about “Old Hickory.” Read More

Tubman Will Replace Jackson on the $20
April 21, 2016

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has announced plans for the most sweeping makeover of U.S. currency in a century. Read More

Should Harriet Tubman Replace Jackson on the $20 Bill?
May 13, 2015

A grassroots campaign to put a woman from American history on the $20 has announced the results of an online poll to choose its desired candidate. Read More

Andrew Jackson Dodges an Assassination Attempt, 180 Years Ago
January 29, 2015

On the 180th anniversary of the first assassination attempt against a U.S. president, learn how Andrew Jackson miraculously escaped death at the hands of a crazed gunman. Read More