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  • Trump hangs portrait of Andrew Jackson in Oval Office

    01/25/2017 12:02:45 PM PST · by pissant · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01.25.17 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump hung a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office on Tuesday, The New York Times reports, an apparent nod to the populist sentiments of the new administration. Trump's rise has often been compared to the populist election of Jackson, including by some of the new president's own team. Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon called Trump’s inauguration speech on Friday “Jacksonian,” saying it struck the populist and patriotic tones Jackson was known for.
  • Scottish soldier's diary tells of horror at New Orleans

    01/22/2015 3:14:08 AM PST · by MadMitch · 72 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | BBC
    The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today. The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Treaty Of Ghent

    12/24/2013 3:28:13 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 6 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 24, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On December 24, 1814, the Treaty Of Ghent was signed in the Netherlands by delegates from the United States and Great Britain, beginning the process of ending the War of 1812. While signalling the end of the war, the treaty still had to be ratified by Congress and Parliament (which would come in February 1815), and several battles fought before peace was established, including the Battle of New Orleans, which would take place on January 8, 1815.
  • Women on 20s nominates [Republican] Harriet Tubman as Andrew Jackson’s successor on currency

    05/13/2015 7:31:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 75 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    A feminist group that wants to boot Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill has chosen a female hero to replace him — abolitionist Harriet Tubman. On Tuesday morning, Women on 20s revealed the results of a 10-week poll for a possible Jackson replacement and emailed a petition — addressed to President Barack Obama — to the White House Council on Women and Girls. By midday, the council’s chair, Valerie Jarrett, and executive director, Tina Tchen, responded, saying they “would like to continue the conversation.” “We’re waiting for some kind of meeting with the White House, and I can tell you...
  • Sen. Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    04/18/2015 9:20:30 AM PDT · by shove_it · 90 replies
    AP via GOPUSA ^ | 18 Apr 2015
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury secretary. She is hoping to build on the work of Women on 20s, a national campaign pushing for new $20 bills by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. "I think there are a lot of opportunities that we sometimes don't think about to...
  • But what about the women? (Drive to put a woman on the $20)

    03/25/2015 9:55:51 PM PDT · by rey · 84 replies
    NPR ^ | 20 March 2015 | Brian Naylor
    Article about drive to replace Jackson on the $20. Candidates: http://www.womenon20s.org/candidates ALICE PAUL (1885 - 1977) BETTY FRIEDAN (1921 - 2006) SHIRLEY CHISHOLM (1924 - 2005) SOJOURNER TRUTH (C.1797 - 1883) RACHEL CARSON (1907 - 1964) ROSA PARKS (1913 - 2005) BARBARA JORDAN (1936 - 1996) MARGARET SANGER (1879 - 1966) PATSY MINK (1927 - 2002) CLARA BARTON (1821 - 1912) HARRIET TUBMAN (C.1822 - 1913) FRANCES PERKINS (1880 - 1965) SUSAN B. ANTHONY (1820 - 1906) ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884 - 1962) ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (1815 - 1902)
  • New Group Wants To Put Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger on the $20 Bill

    03/04/2015 9:14:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | March 3, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    A new advocacy group wants to see President Andrew Jackson ride off into the sunset. It aims to replace his face on the $20 bill with the portrait of a woman. Among the 15 choices offered by the group: Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. The campaign was started by Barbara Ortiz Howard, who, according to the website, wants to “literally raise the profile of a woman in a male-dominated field.” Below is the full list of proposed candidates.
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Six

    10/01/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/01/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The story of the Democrats (available in its entirety free; see details below) continues by exposing Andrew Jackson as the fake he was. The Trail of Tears Perhaps the worst instance of Jackson’s willingness to emulate the bellicose traditions of European empires was the genocide of the Cherokee Nation known as the Trail of Tears. It was carried out under the Indian Removal Act which was championed by Georgia Democrat Senator John Forsyth. Under its provisions the US Army would force the Cherokees to walk from as far away as North Carolina to modern day Oklahoma. The Bataan-like march killed...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Five

    09/28/2014 10:25:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The story of the Democrats (available free for the asking see details) continues with a description of the White House drunken orgy Andrew Jackson presided over in celebration of his victory. “Cut glass and china to the amount of several thousand dollars had been broken in the struggle to get the refreshments, punch and other articles had been carried out in tubs and buckets, but had it been in hogsheads it would have been insufficient, ice-creams, and cake and lemonade, for 20,000 people, for it is said that number were there, tho’ I think the number exaggerated. “Ladies fainted, men...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part three

    09/26/2014 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The history of the Democrat Party continued…. The Aaron Burr – Andrew Jackson connection Andrew Jackson was an unabashed enemy of American nationalism. To further his presidential ambitions, he cooperated with the dangerous Aaron Burr and his henchman Martin Van Buren; both of whom were doing the bidding of the infamous British secret service agent Jeremy Bentham. These four men worked for years to undermine the unity of the United States so the Louisiana and Florida Territories and Mexico could be seized by Burr and made a satellite of the British Empire with him as the new nation’s dictator. After...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party Part Two

    09/24/2014 9:19:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is evidence Burr unsuccessfully attempted to get the British to join in his scheme. In late 1806 after an extended stay at the home of his friend, Andrew Jackson, Burr gathered a small army in preparation for an invasion of New Orleans. When it became clear that their “secret” plan was no longer secret, one of Burr’s partners turned on him in February 1807. Burr was indicted for treason and eventually put on trial for one of the highest crimes against our nation. With the sort of political dirty trick that would become a Democrat hallmark, Burr was acquitted...
  • The formation of the Democrat Party: its early years of damaging America Part One

    09/19/2014 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The question “Who started the Democrat Party?” is not an easy one to answer. We know Democrats say Thomas Jefferson because he was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. Aside from the chronological problems with this claim – Jefferson was long out of active politics before the first actual Democrat president Andrew Jackson was elected- Jefferson stood for things that are exactly opposite of what Democrats have ever stood for. He disliked omnipotent central government and loathed an overly powerful judiciary. Clearly, the Democrat Party’s claims to have its roots in the legacy of the great Thomas Jefferson are preposterous....
  • Hypocritical Dems Rail Against 'Redskins', Raise Money at Dinners Honoring 'Indian Killer'

    08/02/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    The media are furious. The Poynter Institute, which keeps an eye on all things journalistic, is maintaining a list of media people and institutions who have decided they are so enraged by the idea of calling the Washington Redskins the …well, you know..….that they will no longer participate in this heinous practice. Then there’s a furious Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Says the Senator from Nevada of the team’s owner, Dan Snyder: Snyder says it’s about tradition. I ask, what tradition? A tradition of racism. That’s all that that name leaves in its wake. The writing is on the wall....
  • Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!

    03/05/2014 4:40:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Slate ^ | March 3, 2014 | Jillian Keenan
    My public high school wasn’t the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our country’s story to life. So when he taught us about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson’s campaigns to force at least 46,000 Cherokees, Choctaws, Muscogee-Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles off their ancestral lands, my classmates and I were stricken. ....................................................... But then it was lunchtime, and we pulled out our wallets in the cafeteria. Andrew Jackson was there, staring out from every $20 bill. We had been carrying around portraits of a mass...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Battle Of New Orleans

    01/08/2014 4:52:03 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 26 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 8, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812, fought in 1815 after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Europe but before this fact was discovered by forces in this battle. The American victory over the British in this battle raised American morale in the final days of the war and also made Andrew Jackson a household name. In honor of the American victory, we raise the Star-Spangled Banner today, the flag of 15 stars and 15 stripes which was the standard during the War of 1812.
  • 100 Years Ago: Why Bankers Created the Fed

    12/23/2013 3:22:13 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 138 replies
    The Mises Daily ^ | 12/23/2013 | Christopher Westley
    It is little wonder that early Democrats garnered such popular support and would demand Andrew Jackson end America’s experiment with central banking. Jackson called it “dangerous to the liberty of the American people because it represented a fantastic centralization of economic and political power under private control.” It’s hard to believe that guy who said that is now on the $20 bill. Jackson also warned that the Bank of the United States was “a vast electioneering engine” that could “control the Government and change its character.” These sentiments were echoed by Roger Taney, Jackson’s Treasury Secretary, who talked of the...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Buccaneer"(1958)

    05/26/2013 12:02:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Remembering Charlton Heston, a.k.a. Chuck

    04/05/2013 6:03:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4-1-13 | Andrew Linn
    This upcoming Friday, April 5, will be the 5th year anniversary of the death of Charlton Heston, one of the greatest actors of all time. His best known roles include The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Show on Earth, Midway, Planet of the Apes, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes. But Chuck was also known for his political activism. He was originally a liberal Democrat, even supporting the Gun Control Act of 1968 (when asked why he did that, he replied, “I was young and foolish”). But soon aftewards...
  • Andrew Jackson, Indian Fighter [Parallel with Democrat/Republican "negotiation"?]

    01/01/2013 8:32:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    A Patriot's History of the United States | 2004/2007 | Schweikart and Allen
    For several generations, Europeans had encroached on Indian lands....exchanging treaty promises and goods for Indian land....But the continuous flow of settlers....caused the treaties to be broken, usually by whites, almost as soon as the signatures were affixed.