On March 15, 1767, in a backwoods settlement in the Carolinas, Andrew Jackson was born into poverty, but eventually rose to become a wealthy and successful lawyer and politician.
Whether you love him or hate him, the controversial Andrew Jackson was one of the most influential presidents of his day. Take a closer look at “Old Hickory” and his impact on American history.
Today, some see Illinois as the Land of Lincoln, the home of Chicago, the "windy city," and the former address of President Barack Obama, our 44th president. Over 200 years ago, Illinois had a different face. It was the 18th Century Wild West — a frontier on the edge of the United States without any major cities, but plenty of Indians and determined colonists...
Learn about the adventurer, scoundrel, and opinionated Daniel Defoe in his own words. This educational and entertaining web page was created as a student project for Brigham Young University-Idaho.
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