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[Past Event] Andrew Jackson and Revisionist Historians

Course Description:

Donald Trump has said that Andrew Jackson is his favorite president. Jackson’s reputation as a “man of the people,” his role in the War of 1812, his aggressive foreign policy, and his toughness presumably account for the president's thinking. For years, historians have agreed with Trump, never ranking Jackson lower than eighth when surveyed regarding the best and worst presidents. That assessment started to change in the 1980s, and by 2017, Jackson had fallen to 18th. Dr. Kezirian will discuss controversies surrounding the Age
of Jackson, and conclude his presentation with reflections on what both historians and Donald Trump overlook concerning Jackson’s example.

 

Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00



Day/Time

Wednesday, Mar. 4 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session)

Location

Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Forum 103 (Parking is $3)

Facilitator:

Richard Kezirian, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus from Monterey Peninsula College and the Panetta Institute. His teaching career spanned 50 years. He is the recipient of the 1986 Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2014 MPC President’s Award for his community service and commitment to education.