Tag Archives: Andrew Jackson

William Henry Harrison: The Windy Inaugural

William Henry Harrison was a well-known “dark horse” President – if such a thing is possible. WHH: Virginia Patrician Contrary to the myth, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) was as well-born as any First Family of Virginia could be. His family … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, Nifty History People, William Henry Harrison | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Assassination Attempt on Andrew Jackson

Political assassination has been around since Biblical times, if not longer. Andrew Jackson: Public Figure Andrew Jackson had been in the public eye since he was in his early twenties. As a Tennessee lawyer, planter, speculator, horseracer, duelist and legislator, … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, Andrew Jackson, Nifty History People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Jackson-Hayes-Clinton Connection

Losing a father as a boy is not unusual. Losing a father before you are born is VERY unusual. Posthumous Children Posthumous children, those whose fathers die before the child is born is rare – even in an age when … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, Andrew Jackson, Rutherford Hayes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

John Quincy Adams: When The People Cheered

John Quincy Adams was a brilliant man of many substantive accomplishments. Popularity was not one of them. JQA: A Spectacular Upbringing By the time John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was twenty-one, he was arguably the most cosmopolitan man of his generation … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, John Quincy Adams | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

William R. King: The VEEP Who Never Was

The office of Vice President was merely an afterthought to our Constitution’s founders. It was so insignificant that for nearly 39 years(!), the office remained empty. The Early VEEPS For the first twelve years of the USA being the USA, … Continue reading

Posted in Nifty History People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Horrible Health of Andrew Jackson

How Andrew Jackson managed to live to be seventy-eight is a wonderment, considering his dreadful health. AJ: The Young Frontier Boy Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was a posthumous boy; his father died only weeks before Andy was born. Raised in the … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, Andrew Jackson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Andrew Jackson Introduces the Polks

James Knox Polk and his wife, Sarah Childress, had a match made by none other than General Andrew Jackson himself. James K. Polk: Young Attorney James Knox Polk (1795-1849) was North Carolina born, but Tennessee raised and matured. An unimposing … Continue reading

Posted in A POTUS-FLOTUS Blog, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments