Bill Still TV - The 1835 Assassination Attempt on Andrew Jackson 2023
An assassin tried to shoot President Jackson. Bill Still, The Secret of Oz 2009
Jackson got us out of debt but twenty-five years later Abraham Lincoln would do even more: return to government-issued debt-free money. He called them greenbacks, the inspiration for the Emerald City of Oz. ibid.
188 years ago today the nation was shocked by the first known attempt to assassinate a sitting president of the United States. The attempt by Richard Lawrence on the life of Andrew Jackson was itself high drama, and the trial one of great interest. The 1835 Assassination Attempt on Andrew Jackson, Youtube 17.06, The History Guy 2023
As soon as the one in his right hand misfired, he immediately dropped or exchanged it and attempted to fire the second before he was seized … Both pistols mysteriously misfired. ibid.
He seemed to be in control of his faculties. ibid.