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Specie Circular: Proclamation issued by President Andrew Jackson in 1836 stipulating that only gold or silver could be used as payment for public land.
#7 Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814), His enthusiastic followers created the modern Democratic Party.
In this excerpt, Margaret Bayard Smith, who witnessed both Thomas Jefferson's and Andrew Jackson's inauguration, comments on the change in the assembly and rabble mob that gathered after President Jackson's inauguration. "This concourse had not been anticipated and therefore not provided against. Ladies and gentlemen only had been expected at this levee, not the people en masse. But it was the people's day, and the people's president and the people would rule.
January 30, 1835: At the Capitol Building, a house painter named Richard Lawrence aimed two flintlock pistols at President Andrew Jackson, but both misfired, one of them while Lawrence stood within 13 feet of Jackson, and the other at point-blank range. Lawrence was apprehended after Jackson beat him down with a cane. Lawrence was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to a mental institution until his death in 1861.
This figurehead of Andrew Jackson, carved in 1834 for the navy frigate Constitution, captures the unmovable resolve that made Jackson so popular early in his presidency and so reviled during the Bank War.
NAME: William Henry Harrison OCCUPATION: U.S. President BIRTH DATE: February 09, 1773 DEATH DATE: April 04, 1841 PLACE OF BIRTH: Charles City, Virginia more about William BEST KNOWN FOR William Henry Harrison is best known for his military service on the frontier in the Indian Campaigns, leading to him being the ninth President.
Sam Houston, 1848 One of the most colorful and controversial figures in Texas history, Sam Houston was born in Virginia on March 2, 1793. He spent much of his youth, however, in the mountains of Tennessee. There, young Houston became acquainted with the Cherokee Indians, and he spent much time with them, an activity which he much preferred over studies or working on the farm.
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915; Hale's Ford, VA) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the US. Between 1890 & 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. He was born a slave in VA. After emancipation, his family resettled in WV. He worked his way through Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) & attended college at Wayland Seminary (now Virginia Union University).