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Episode 3 - Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal

Episode 3 - Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal

This third episode of American
History Too! is all about one man – the seventh President of the United
States, Andrew Jackson (1829-1837).  In
particular, we debate Jackson’s role in the removal of Native Americans from
their ancestral homes in the East to newly allotted land west of the
Mississippi in the 1830s.

Before jumping into the Indian controversy, we bring you up
to speed with what’s being happening the US since our last podcast on the
Constitution – all in two minutes!  We
then dive straight into work of historian Francis Prucha and explain – with the
help of other historians such Mary Young and Jon Meacham – why his attempt to
rehabilitate Jackson’s image is greatly flawed.   We also debate Jackson’s legacy with regards to
the Native Americans – is Jackson a game changer or merely a colourful
character?

In addition, Richard Nixon is mentioned an obscene amount of
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