New! The Pugilist: Andrew Jackson and His Presidency

Andrew Jackson

New! The Pugilist: Andrew Jackson and His Presidency
6 sessions, 12 hours

 
 

This course will cover Jackson’s background, including his controversial marriage, personal traits and political philosophy. We’ll explore major events of his two-term presidency including the Eaton Affair, the 1832 South Carolina nullification crisis, the Bank of the United States, the “spoils system” and “kitchen cabinet,” Indian removal, and the creation of the modern Democratic Party. We’ll finish the course with a discussion of the legacy of the “Age of Jackson.”

Instructor: Colonial historian Roger G. Swartz received national acclaim for his two books covering the frontiers of the American Revolution. In 2004, he was chosen, along with 2 others, to be the educational coordinator for the 13-day bus tour sponsored by then National Elderhostel program for the 250th anniversary commemoration of the French & Indian War, 1754 – 1763.

ILR559 The Pugilist: Andrew Jackson and His Presidency
5-Digit  Number: 16264
Mon, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 9/17 – 10/22
Location:  Conference Center/E-123
Tuition: $40.00               Fee: $99.00              Total: $139.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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