It's Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, and the first to survive a physical assault (where someone pretty much just judo chopped him in the side of the head) AND an assasination attempt (where two pistols misfired and he beat someone with his cane).
He also did stuff with the National Bank, and he really earned the nickname "King Veto."
He was the son of the second President of the United States. He was an ambassador, a controversial Secretary of State who appointed a controversial Secretary of State and he might have stolen an election. Also, he loved skinny-dipping and might have once given an interview naked, in the Potomac. Is it enough to get onto Mount Rushmore? Yes and no--this is the tale of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. Arthur, Jamie and Colin dissect the beginnings of the Second Political System, and its intricacies, in this episode.
The Era of Good Feelings begins! And it lasts for... a year and a half? Eight years? But here comes James Monroe, the last of the Founding Fathers, the unopposed fifth President of the United States, the man who had the world in front of him and did some good things... like telling European countries that enough was enough in the Western Hemisphere. Did it stick? (Spoiler: kind of?) Jamie, Colin and Arthur try to dissect a pivotal presidency together.
Jefferson is gone after eight years. Britain is pushing the fledgling United States around. We need the biggest, strongest, most straightforward person available. Wait, he's unavailable? We get the Father of the Constitution, James Madison, instead? All right. So long as we don't go to war... Colin, Jamie and Arthur try to figure out the fourth President of the United States, his amazing ability to fail and thus succeed, and to dissect the War of 1812.
His obelisk doesn't mention that he was the third President of the United States--is there a more nefarious motive besides doing bigger, better things? What's bigger than the Louisiana Purchase? Anything?
The second president follows George Washington--is he the best around, will nothing ever keep him down? No. Plenty will keep him down and Jamie, Arthur, and Colin discuss it. John Adams was the first one-term President for a reason.
Jamie, Arthur, and Colin discuss George Washington's life and presidency, as they determine whether or not he should be on Mount Rushmore.
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