Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination

01/30/2017 0

On this day in 1835, Andrew Jackson becomes the first American president to experience an assassination attempt. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, approached Jackson as he left a congressional funeral held in the House […]

Jackson sends troops to put down labor riot

01/29/2017 0

On this day in 1834, Andrew Jackson becomes the first president to use federal troops to quell labor unrest. Workers building the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal were rebelling because of persistent poor working conditions and […]