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Andrew Jackson and the Bank War

When Andrew Jackson was elected in 1828, he brought the promise to reform government with him, and high on his list was the "corrupt" and "monstrous" Bank of the United States. In a protracted battle over a national banking system Jackson reshaped not only the nation's economy, but also the role of the Office of the President, in ways that reverberate today. This interactive program examines how Jackson took a political issue to the public and challenged the Supreme Court's decision on McCulloch vs. Maryland, and how history continues to repeat itself.

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Slavery at The Hermitage

To many, if not all, historians Andrew Jackson was one of the most significant and powerful presidents in our nation's history. Yet his legacy is tarnished by the fact that at one point Andrew Jackson owned 150 slaves who lived and worked at The Hermitage. Enslaved hands built the very bricks of The Hermitage's mansion. How could a man who would become president buy slaves? What was their purpose? And what were their lives like in comparison to the Jacksons, their owners? In this education program, students will be able to examine these issues and more as we discuss slavery at The Hermitage.

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The Corrupt Bargain: Election of 1824

Drama! Intrigue! Scandal! The Presidential Election of 1824 was the most hotly-contested election in American history to that time. Join The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, in an interactive look at the election that changed the course of American history, examining the question of whether or not our nation is a republic, or a democracy. By referencing primary source documents such as the diary of John Quincy Adams, the official record of the electoral vote, the vote in the House of Representatives and personal letters from Andrew Jackson, students will be able to see a Revolutionary nation come into its own.

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The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears is a dark chapter in our nation's history, especially for a nation built on liberty, equality, and justice for all. Join The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson in an interactive examination of the events leading up to the Indian Removal Act -- events that reach back into the earliest days of America -- and the treatment of our Native Americans that resulted. See from first-hand accounts how the policies of Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson combined with the discovery of gold near Dahlonega, Georgia culminated in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.

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