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History vs. Andrew Jackson - James Fester

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Andrew Jackson was both beloved and loathed during his presidency. In this imaginary courtroom, you get to be the jury, considering and weighing Jackson’s part in the spoils system, economic depression, and the Indian Removal Act, as well as his patriotism and the pressures of the presidency. James Fester explores how time shapes our relationship to controversial historical figures.

Jackson tried to defund and destroy the Bank of the United States because he felt ________.

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  • Educator James Fester
  • Animator Brett Underhill
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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