Andrew Jackson founded the Democratic Party. He was also the man behind the Trail of Tears. He was a war hero who was also described as America’s Napoleon.
His is the face on the $20 bill, but will soon be replaced by Harriet Tubman, wonderfully explained by Samantha Bee.
This PBS documentary delves into the complex mind and life of the U.S.’s seventh president.
Previously in Documentary Tuesday:
Room 237 | Exit Through the Gift Shop | The Death of Superman Lives | 30 for 30: The Price of Gold | Paradise Lost | 30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox | The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings | Imagine…From Pencils to Pixels | Behind the Music: Nirvana | Planet B-Boy | Soul Survivor | The Cheshire Murders | Sound and Vision | Welcome to Death Row | Einstein | 30 for 30: Broke | The Thin Blue Line | Surviving Alone in Alaska | American Meth | Born Rich | 30 for 30: No Crossover – The Trial of Allen Iverson | The Story of ‘The Day the Clown Cried’ | The True Story of Che Guevara |Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time | Style Wars | The Secret World of Lewis Carroll | The Imposter | The Show
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