Quote of the day

“I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.”

Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845
Prosecutor, Judge, Farmer, General, President


Currier and Ives, “Brave boy of Waxhaws,” 1876.
Caption reads: “Andrew Jackson, the Seventh President of the United States, in 1780 when a boy of 13 enlisted in the cause of his country and was taken prisoner by the British. Being ordered by an officer to clean his books, he indignantly refused, and received a sword cut for his temerity.”

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