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  • 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 ^ | 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: 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.
  • Republican Florida Senate President Calls for Hangings of Opponents?

    12/07/2012 9:08:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | December 2012 | KrisAnne Hall
    I met Senate President Don Gaetz after speaking to the Senate Committee on Healthcare Exchanges. I explained to him that I wanted to teach on nullification and why the Healthcare Act is unconstitutional. He mocked the Founders of the this nation to my face, implying they are irrelevant to the interpretation of the Constituion. He laughed at my support of Constitutional principles. He then shouted out to me as he left the room that he wouldn’t read anything that I sent him. This morning I sent him an email explaining the Founders’ position on State Sovereignty and nullificaion. After sending...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • The Great Road: The Story of Frederick Road

    01/22/2012 10:17:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Montgomery Village Patch ^ | January 22, 2012 | Susan Soderberg
    Traveled by Native Americans, presidents, generals, gypsies and families seeking a new life in the west, “The Great Road,” known today as Frederick Road or Route 355, provided a path for both the adventurer and the entrepreneur. As the main route northwest from Georgetown, the last port on the Potomac River, it was heavily traveled from the mid 18th century until it was replaced by Interstate 270 in the 1960s. It began as an Indian trail leading from the Piscataway settlement at the mouth of Rock Creek to the great “Conestoga,” a trail that included footpaths and waterways (what we...
  • Andrew Jackson: TEA party President? Not even close

    10/10/2011 7:20:44 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies ^ | October 10, 2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    “…. “Andrew Jackson: Tea Party President” (The American Spectator October 2011) Robert W. Merry …….compelled to respond. He had to be straightened out about what the TEA party movement… Mr. Merry’s piece…… “Ivory Tower elitist” all over it as it works overtime to spray perfume on a man who was certainly complicit in Aaron Burr’s treasonous plot to make the Louisiana territories his private kingdom. Jackson set the stage for never ending poor relations with South and Central America as well. Merry starts with a straw man premise about TEA party patriots ……. He thinks we are looking for “guidance”...
  • Andrew Jackson: Tea Party President (Hmmm... maybe)

    10/08/2011 9:20:10 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 24 replies
    spectator ^ | October 8th, 2011 | Robert W. Merry
    BACK in the late 1990s, William Kristol and David Brooks, then colleagues at the Weekly Standard, fostered a boomlet of a movement called "national greatness conservatism," the central tenet of which seemed to be that the country didn't rise to sufficient grandeur to satisfy their national aspirations. That was the Clinton era, remember, when the Gross Domestic Product was expanding at an average 3.5 percent a year, and unemployment hovered around 4 percent. Federal coffers were overflowing with cash, and the national debt was actually shrinking. The world was relatively stable, America's global position seemed secure, and young U.S. soldiers...
  • Do people on here like Andrew Jackson?

    06/08/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 144 replies
    Vanity | Mozilla
    I figured Andrew Jackson is one the bad guys in history. And I believe people like Glenn Beck hate him. For one thing he was a democrat who help his party gain control that they had for a long time afterward. I figured he was instrumental into ruining the nation into what we have today. I maybe wrong, but I wanted to search him on this website and it seemes every article likes him a lot. How come? Do people like Andrew Jackson like they hate Abe Lincoln? Strange stuff.
  • The Conversion of President Andrew Jackson

    01/12/2011 11:50:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Bible Believers ^ | Dr. William P. Grady
    The Battle of New Orleans had made Andrew Jackson a national hero overnight. But mere early accomplishments can never fill the void that exists in a lost man's soul. Besides, the humble general had more sense than the editors of Laissez Faire Books concerning the ultimate cause for his victory, acknowledging to a friend, "It appears that the unerring hand of Providence shielded my men from the shower of balls, bombs, and rockets, when every ball and bomb from our guns carried with them a mission of death." Andrew Jackson was better known for his attendance at duels than at...
  • Tea totaler returns Memphis to revolutionary roots (Tea Party)

    12/29/2010 3:38:00 PM PST · by GailA · 11 replies · 3+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/29/10 | Richard Morgan
    He was the last president to be a Revolutionary War veteran. Orphaned at 14 by that war, Andrew Jackson went on to be a country lawyer in the pre-Tennessee Southwest Territory. He soon became the state's first U.S. senator, before resigning. He was also a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court and commander of Tennessee's militia. Then, in 1819, with two other men, he founded Memphis. In 1999, Mark Skoda -- now 56 -- moved to Memphis, which set the stage for a new kind of revolution. Nationwide in 2010, feral Jacksonian populism reigned. This was the year of the...
  • Slave Cabins of The Hermitage

    05/29/2010 7:44:27 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 27 replies · 799+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | May 29, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Andrew Jackson would not be "politically correct" in today's world. A Backcountry warrior, made famous by the Battle of New Orleans, and a rough-hewn politician who became America's first Scotch-Irish President, Jackson was also a farmer and a slave-holder. His estate, The Hermitage, in Davidson County, Tennessee, has been preserved -- including some of the log cabins where Jackson's slaves lived. [Vintage photographs]
  • Obama replaces Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

    04/29/2010 10:24:32 AM PDT · by AuntB · 50 replies · 1,364+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 29, 2010 | TheTownCrier
    The State of Arizona passed a law to uphold federal law and to protect their citizens but the liberal DC establishment, instead of supporting the right of Arizona to enact the legislation is acting full bore against them. First, let’s get the media and open border politician's spin corrected. There is nothing in the Arizona law contrary to Federal Law. The State of Arizona is acting in concert and protection of the the US Constitution and law. Today, an article in David Horowitz’s blog describes it. “ Tragically, the very powers that are Constitutionally supposed to protect America from...
  • America's History With Pirates (Besides Barbary Pirates, There Were the Malayans)

    04/16/2009 12:55:11 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 2 replies · 399+ views
    CBS News ^ | 4/16/2009 | Andrew Cohen
    Before we even learn the name of the Somali teenage pirate we are reportedly about to bring to trial in the United States, and with Al Qaeda reportedly urging the sea-faring criminals to become genuine terrorists, its time for a brief refresher course on America and its long, rich history hounding and being hounded by with pirates. The following is courtesy of historian George C. Herring’s George C. Herring’s masterful work, “From Colony to Superpower, U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776,” which is part of the Oxford History of the United States.... Even into the 1830s, when America had better established...
  • Letter threatening Jackson's life determined to be written by father of man who killed Lincoln

    01/24/2009 9:16:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 739+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/25/9 | Katie Freeman
    Dismissed for 175 years as a fake, a letter threatening the assassination of President Andrew Jackson has been found to be authentic. And, says the director of the Andrew Jackson Papers Project at the University of Tennessee, the writer was none other than Junius Brutus Booth, father of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. Dan Feller and his staff solved the mystery of the July 4, 1835, letter to Jackson. The story of their investigation will be featured this summer on PBS' "History Detectives." The letter, which addressed Old Hickory as "You damn'd old Scoundrel," demanded that Jackson pardon two prisoners...
  • Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands

    01/05/2006 8:00:31 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 474+ views ^ | January 5, 2006 | LCDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN
    Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H. W. Brands. Published by Doubleday, a division of Random House, New York. 2005, 560 pages. Part of gaining a deeper understanding of American history is reading presidential biographies. Each biography is not only a look at the person who occupied America's highest office but is a window on the events, individuals and decisions that shaped America's destiny and character. H. W. Brands is a history professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is best known for his biography of Benjamin Franklin "The First American," that was a finalist for the...
  • Renovation Exposes Civil War-Era Graffiti (Andrew Johnson's Home)

    04/16/2005 5:06:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 923+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Thu Apr 14
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Renovation of former President Andrew Johnson's home has exposed graffiti that Civil War soldiers wrote or scratched into the walls, including someone suggesting that "Andy you'd best skedaddle." Johnson was admired by Union supporters, but detested by many Confederates, and both sides used his home as a headquarters during the Civil War, according to the National Park Service, which acquired the two-story brick home in 1942. Graffiti quotes written or scratched into the plaster walls include: "Shame on you Andy," "Andrew Johnson Traitor of the South," and "Guilty of Treeson." There also are poems, and dedications to...
  • Judicial supremacy and the Constitution - (legalities of the Terri Schiavo case)

    04/15/2005 1:19:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 775+ views
    First, let us understand what the Terri Schiavo matter was not about: Despite ideological diatribes from David Corn at The Nation, this was not "an ugly big-government attempt to intervene in a family conflict" designed to appease "religious right crusaders." Despite ranting from Robert Scheer, also at The Nation, this was not "egregious political opportunism and shameless trafficking in human misery," and the citation of dubious polls won't validate Scheer's hope that the majority of Americans want to see a helpless woman starved to death by judicial order. And despite hysteria from the Los Angeles Times, this was not "a...
  • Shiavo-Judge George W. Greer and what can be done about him by the Florida Constitution

    03/24/2005 3:39:26 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 120 replies · 2,949+ views
    me | 3/25/05 | me
    So far, it appears Judge Greer has been given the power to let Michael Shiavo starve Terri Shiavo to death. Here are some links about Greer: This is a petition to remove Greer. As for what can be done for Terri, here is the Florida Constitution: Here's what Governor Jeb Bush can do under the Florida Constitution. ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE (a) The supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor, who shall be commander-in-chief of all military forces of the state not in active service of the United States. The governor...
  • Andrew Jackson's big day is now a DUD, RE: Battle of New Orleans

    01/09/2005 8:07:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies · 1,441+ views
    Forget about Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's. What are you doing for the Eighth of January -- the 190th anniversary of Andrew Jackson's defeat of the British at the Battle of New Orleans? If this were, say, 1835, you would surely have plans because the day was a national holiday with parades, feasts, dances and speeches. No other major American holiday has become so forgotten, some historians say. "We've lost touch with a significant event," said Danny Forbis, park ranger at Chalmette National Battlefield, about six miles south of New Orleans where the battle -- the last in a series...
  • Revolt of the Jacksonians (must read if time permits)

    11/06/2004 10:25:57 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 17 replies · 818+ views
    © 2004 Tech Central Station ^ | 11/05/2004 | James Pinkerton
    Font Size: Revolt of the Jacksonians By James Pinkerton  Published   11/05/2004  In the 1828 presidential election, Andrew Jackson led a new coalition of Southerners and Westerners to victory. Old Hickory's populist movement was called the "revolt of the rustics." In 2004, George W. Bush led his own coalition of Southerners and Westerners to victory. Someday, it will be called the "revolt of the Jacksonians." The Jacksonian-Bushian spirit -- blunt, vivid, and bold -- was summed up in the new movie, "Team America: World Police": "America, Fuck Yeah!"  OK, maybe we should back up a little. After all, an understanding...
  • The Jacksonian Tradition

    01/13/2004 2:59:35 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 29 replies · 170+ views
    The National Interest ^ | Walter Russel Mead
    In the last five months of World War II, American bombing raids claimed the lives of more than 900,000 Japanese civilians—not counting the casualties from the atomic strikes against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is more than twice the total number of combat deaths that the United States has suffered in all its foreign wars combined. On one night, that of March 9-10, 1945, 234 Superfortresses dropped 1,167 tons of incendiary bombs over downtown Tokyo; 83,793 Japanese bodies were found in the charred remains—a number greater than the 80,942 combat fatalities that the United States sustained in the Korean and Vietnam...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General Andrew Jackson - Oct 18th, 2003

    10/18/2003 12:01:28 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 59 replies · 14,817+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family...
  • 1824 election stolen? Does it matter?

    10/15/2003 4:23:36 PM PDT · by ancientart · 9 replies · 550+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 15, 2003 | Art Marmorstein
    Posted on Wed, Oct. 15, 2003 Because none of the four 1824 presidential candidates had won a majority of the electoral votes, the contest was ultimately decided by the House of Representatives. After some deliberation, the House voted into office John Quincy Adams, the distinguished son of former president John Adams. Andrew Jackson's supporters were outraged. They'd been robbed! Jackson had won a plurality of the popular vote: he deserved the presidency. Jackson's supporters screamed that their man had lost out only because of a "corrupt bargain" made between House Speaker Henry Clay and Adams. Clay only supported Adams, they...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Seminole Wars (1812-1858) - June 24th, 2003

    06/24/2003 12:00:03 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 88 replies · 10,937+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of New Orleans - Jan. 9th, 2003

    01/09/2003 5:35:46 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 85 replies · 15,663+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...
  • Was Andrew Jackson one of the world's biggest mass murderers?

    10/19/2002 9:07:52 AM PDT · by xp38 · 64 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Straight Dope ^ | October 18 2002 | Cecil Adams
    Dear Cecil: I've heard that Andrew Jackson did quite a number on the Cherokee, forcing them to relocate from as far as Georgia to what is now Oklahoma. Some have even accused Old Hickory of genocide, citing the thousands of Cherokee who died on the "Trail of Tears." What I want to know is, how does Jackson rank among practitioners of genocide? Does he even make the all-time top-ten list? I figure he has to come in way behind Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, the Turkish triumvirate Talat, Enver, and Cemal (who orchestrated the Armenian genocide), and the recent Hutu leaders...
  • Keep Andrew Jackson on the $20

    06/15/2015 8:47:13 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | June 14, 2015 | By DAVID GREENBERG
    He was a slave owner, hostile to the forces of abolitionism that were rising in America. He imposed a cruel policy of Indian removal, forcing the tribes of the Southeast across a brutal march to the Oklahoma territory. He was a hot-headed general, quick to violence and known to overstep his legal bounds, as when he summarily executed two Britons for aiding the Indian enemy during the First Seminole War. On some levels, it’s easy to understand the campaign to remove Andrew Jackson’s mug from the $20 bill. Pundits are rushing to endorse the idea. The leading candidate to replace...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party Part Four

    09/28/2014 8:37:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Chapter Two: Democrat Presidents before the Civil War ANDREW JACKSON 1828 to 1836 For many years the Democrat Party has presented itself as the common man’s Party. We have heard that the Democrats are for the little guy and always have been since the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. As the tall tale goes, “Old Hickory” as Jackson was called, was a “man’s man” who stood for the principles set down by America’s Founding Fathers. In fact he actually had a legitimate claim to being part of the American Revolution; he was a member of the Continental Army as...
  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • Killed in a Duel, Then Lost in the Earth [Charles Henry Dickinson, Andrew Jackson]

    12/17/2007 10:33:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 53+ views
    New York Times ^ | Monday, December 17, 2007 | Theo Emery
    Mr. Dickinson's death arose from a feud with Jackson, then a major general who gladly settled questions of honor with violence. In 1803, he even challenged Gov. John Sevier, a Revolutionary War hero, to a duel. The feud with Mr. Dickinson is generally traced to the aftermath of a forfeited horse race and rumors questioning Jackson's honor... Some historians have written that Mr. Dickinson also insulted Mrs. Jackson, although documents from the time do not reflect that... Tennessee had banned duels, so the men traveled north to Kentucky. When the order came to fire, Mr. Dickinson hit Jackson just beside...
  • Neighbor Botches Attempted Robbery [armed citizen prevents robbery]

    06/18/2007 10:15:24 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 23 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 6/18/07 | WTFV - Nashville
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Monday morning police are looking for one of the teens involved in a botched robbery. Three teenagers plotted to rob a home of a 16-year-old peer and his mother. According to police, one of the teenagers asked to stay the night with the victims, saying that he was having problems at home. The mother and her son agreed to let the young man spend the night. Once invited into the home the teen left the front door unlocked, and in the middle of the night two other teens barged in with guns. They were armed with a...
  • The War of 1812

    06/02/2006 8:38:48 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 699+ views
    Black Hills Bandit ^ | June 2, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Steven D. Wilson
    After a hard fought war for American independence, war clouds once again loomed on the horizon for the infant nation of the United States. The U.S. felt the British had forced their hand by violating three areas of sovereignty. First, England refused to surrender western forts promised to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War. Second, the U.S. accused Great Britain of stopping American ships, under the premise to search for deserters, but instead was pressing U.S. sailors into British service. Third, British sanctions during the Napoleonic Wars resulted in the seizure of...