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Andrew Jackson — the first populist

Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9:30 am and 7:30 pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.”. Airdate: Thursday, June 16, 2022. The word populist has made a comeback in...
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How Andrew Jackson Lost a Presidential Election and Wound up in the White House

Charges of stolen presidential elections are rare in American history. Only three candidates—Andrew Jackson, Richard Nixon, and Donald Trump—have been associated with such claims. In Nixon’s case, rumors of voting irregularities in the 1960 race against John F. Kennedy prompted many of his supporters—including president Eisenhower—to demand recounts in Texas and Illinois. Nixon refused, however, insisting it would “tear the country to pieces,” and later writing, “I could think of no worse example for nations abroad, who for the first time were trying to put free electoral procedures into effect, than that of the United States wrangling over the results of our presidential election, and even suggesting that the presidency itself could be stolen by thievery at the ballot box.”
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Andrew Jackson shuts out Gray

A six-run second inning and a three-run fourth inning was all the Andrew Jackson Volunteers needed in a 9-0 win over the Gray Collegiate War Eagles Saturday, May 28 to claim the 2A baseball state championship. After a scoreless first inning, Andrew Jackson got the bats going in the bottom...

Andrew Jackson baseball makes history with first state championship

FLORENCE, S.C. — The Andrew Jackson baseball team made history Saturday in game three of the Class 2A state championship series. The Volunteers won the school's first state championship in baseball and the first state title in a male sport since 1980 with a dominating 9-0 win over Gray Collegiate Academy.

7th US President Andrew Jackson's Thoughts on Cryptocurrency

Let's discuss the potential of cryptocurrency and its origins with none other than President Andrew Jackson, AKA Old Hickory, the 7th US president. Even viewed from the perspective of 2022 many things can be learned from him about the decentralization of money. Surprisingly, his beliefs are actually playing out today in the growth and acceptance of cryptocurrency.