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America can learn a lot from the flawed Andrew Jackson

Frances Spradley’s family has helped preserve the history and legacy of The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson’s former home, for generations. Spradley serves as regent of the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s board of directors. Wochit

(Photo: The Hermitage / Used with permission)

Andrew Jackson was born 250 years ago this March 15. For much of that quarter-millennium, he was one of the most admired figures in American life. Parents christened their sons after him; towns, counties, lakes, mountains and schools bearing Jackson’s name appeared in every state. The famous image of Jackson having one of the best hair days in American history was engraved on the $20 bill.

But Jackson started falling out of favor a couple generations ago...

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