Assassination Attempt on Andrew Jackson
Last week marked the 180th anniversary of Richard Lawrence’s failed assassination attempt on Andrew Jackson. It was the first time in United States history that someone had tried to kill the man in our highest office. On this episode of POTUS7, Lead Historic Interpreter Trey Gwinn and Historic Interpreter Matthew Chambliss examine the two times that Jackson faced physical violence while president.
Music by Bleak House – “Biology Slides” and Jason Shaw – “Hoedown”