Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, challenged nearly everyone he encountered. He was the first to be elected president by appealing to the mass of voters rather than the party elite. A major general in the War of 1812, Jackson became a national hero when he defeated the British at New Orleans.
Jackson, unlike previous Presidents, did not defer to Congress in policy-making but used his power of the veto and his party leadership to assume command. His aggressive spirit led to immense change for America as land was gained, debts were repaid, foreign relationships were strengthened and democracy began—Jackson truly acted for “the people.”
Jim Sherbert will be enlightening us with facts about America’s first populous president. He will give us a look at the man who changed the presidency, forever, reestablishing and perhaps saving the Constitutional Republic. He established the principle that states may not disregard Federal Law, a very timely issue.
This talk will be in-person or available on Zoom.