Tennessee: Andrew Jackson

IAndrew Jackson is one of those presidents that I’ve always found amusing and interesting.  Partially because he’s a bit rough and tumble, and partially because one of the big things he was famous for happened after the War of 1812 was over.

I love this song, it totally cracks me up, the sound quality on this particular version isn’t great, but there is some truth to it.  Andrew Jackson fought a superior army with superior armament, and his army was composed of every person he could force or trick into his army, but he won in the end.  TWO months after the war was over.

 

Jackson was also known for his long time spent feuding with congress and other members of the government.  At one point he became so frustrated with his official cabinet, he created an unofficial cabinet called the “Kitchen Cabinet.”  This very much amused me as an 8th grader learning about this.

 

A lot of things amuse me.

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Well, after talking for a while there was nothing to do but figure out who we would include in our “kitchen cabinet” if we were ever in the presidency.

 

And I was SO incredibly sad, NONE of my kids chose me to advise them.  They chose their Dad, their Granddad, their Nana, their Mimi, friends, but NOT ME!

 

One of the other kids said “the former president, because he knows what I’m going through.”  I thought that was insightful.

 

Poor me, nobody likes me.

 

Go check out other history posts over at All Things Beautiful.

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6 thoughts on “Tennessee: Andrew Jackson

  1. I am so sorry you were not chosen- perhaps the kiddos didn't want you to undergo the pressure a presidential position could cause you. (Right? K, I am sticking with that…)

    Also, this post reminds me of when my brother played Andrew Jackson in our Elementary School Musical about Tennessee. His line went like this:

    “Andrew Jackson is my name,
    Call me Old Hickory, it's all the same…”

    (The reason I remember is so well is because when he stepped up to the mic to say it, he SHOUTED the line, which set off a series of giggles throughout the audience. He LOVED the attention…)

  2. Kinda like how Emma gets treats at bday parties and shares them with Mike, Johnny, and Lily – but never me!!!

    Two months after the war was over he won? How does that work??? I need to learn US History!

  3. Awww, I bet my kids would choose Dad over me too. I think part of it is because they are with me more than they are with Dad. OH, my kids also think that their teachers know EVERYTHING because they are teachers so the teachers are never ever wrong – sorry to be off topic.

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