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The Beheading of President Andrew Jackson


On July 2, 1834, President Andrew Jackson, also known as “Old Hickory,” was beheaded in Boston in what was thought to be a response to the Bank War that had its start in the summer of 1832. You might be thinking I was taught alternative historical facts as a child but it was actually the figurehead of Andrew Jackson on the U.S.S. Constitution that was put to its untimely death.

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One comment on “The Beheading of President Andrew Jackson

  1. Mark
    June 7, 2017

    This was a very interesting article to read!

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