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[Broadside condemning Andrew Jackson]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09341 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadside Date: circa 1832 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: "Why did the Irishmen of Philadelphia, oppose the reelection of Andrew Jackson?" Broadside quotes the opinion of Daniel O'Connell, a prominent Irish leader, regarding Jackson: "he did not believe…it was expedient to clothe military men with civil power." Discusses the execution of British citizens Arbuthnot and Ambruster by Jackson during his 1818 expedition in Spanish Florida against the Seminoles. Also condemns Jackson for not supporting Irish immigrant canal workers.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Immigration and MigrationPresidentsElectionPoliticsMilitary HistoryDeath PenaltyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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