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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Biography of Andrew Jackson for dummies

President Donald Trump told an interviewer how he admired Andrew Jackson, because the 7th President who served from 1829-1837, was somehow a man who could've avoided the American Civil War?  

Almost immediately, critics took issue with Trump’s historical accuracy. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake called Trump’s grasp of history "totally bizarre," noting, among other things, that Jackson died a decade and a half before the Civil War (1861-65).

What planet is Donald Trump living on?

Here's Andrew Jackson 101 (for dummies!)
Andrew Jackson birthplace - Waxhaws Region of North and South Carolina
Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 and was the founder of the Democratic Party. Wikipedia

Born: March 15, 1767, Waxhaws
Died: June 8, 1845, The Hermitage, his home Nashville, TN, where he and his wife Rachel are buried

Presidential term: March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837
Political parties: Democratic Party (1828–), Democratic-Republican Party (?–1828)

Nicknames: King Mob, The Hero of New Orleans, Old Hickory

In no way did Andrew Jackson consider trying to avoid the American Civil War because he lived in Tennessee on a plantation where he owned plenty of slaves.  

America's Civil War began with The Battle of Fort Sumter. from April 12-14th, 1861. In fact, bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the Confederate States Army, and the return gunfire and subsequent surrender by the United States Army that started the American Civil War. 

For slow learners like Donald Trump- Andrew Jackson died in 1845.  He was long dead by the time the Civil War started.  

There was no way for Andrew Jackson to be connected with the American Civil War. Rather, he was the Hero of New Orleans where his victory statue is quite visible in the City's Jackson Square (check it out!).

The Battle of New Orleans was an engagement fought between January 8 and January 18, 1815, constituting the final major battle of the War of 1812, and the most one-sided battle of that war.

Obviously, Donald Trump confused the American Civil War with the end of War of 1812 against the British.
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Final battle of the War of 1812- Battle of New Orleans

Maybe White House advisers can find an elementary school teacher  to work in the office. It has to be a qualified educator, somebody who can educate Donald Trump, before he speaks to the world, giving fake American history lessons.

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