History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villa
During the American Revolution, Jackson served as a courier. He was captured by the British and, the story goes, refused to clean the boots of an officer and was struck with a sword for his impertinence.
Andrew Jackson President of the United States (March 1829 to March Nickname: "Old Hickory" Born: March in the Waxhaw area, on North Carolina-South Carolina border Died: June at the Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee