I don’t know if he’s been here before, as I’m new to the blog, but here he is, my all time history crush. Here we have a painting of a young Andrew Jackson, the United States’ 7th president. He did some not so good things, such as the Cherokee Removal, but lest we forget that he ELIMINATED the national debt. As in, gone. If we discount that, we need to remember that his lifestyle was so hilarious and off kilter for the 1820s that it cause an uproar. His inauguration party at the White House was a frat celebration, complete with people hanging from chandeliers, lawn fires, and the admittedly ineffective calls to the local police, who ended up joining in on the party. His parrot, a loyal pet for many years, was ejected from his funeral for swearing. Naturally, words he had to have picked up from his delightfully unconventional master. Also, can we remember the Petticoat Affair? The national scandal that revealed to us all that Andrew Jackson was a passionate, monogamous lover, whose wife Rachael was his entire world? After her death of a heart ailment, it was said that all the life went out of him. He defended her valiantly against political oppression, who slandered her honor, calling her a whore. She was the love of his life and he never loved before or after her.
Can we just say sigh