Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times
Speaker: H. W Brands
Date: November 4, 2005
Time: 10:30 AM
Though a military hero, Andrew Jackson had a checkered reputation. When he ran for president an elderly woman from his home village said, "When he was here he was such a rake that my husband would not bring him into the house.... If Andrew Jackson can be president, anyone can!" University of Texas history professor H. W. Brands examines the career of the man who won the popular vote for president in 1824 only to lose the election to John Quincy Adams, sparking electoral reforms that helped him win the 1828 election by a large margin. A book signing will follow the Forum.
Audio (click to play)