Friday, 30 September 2016

Naked POTUS, number 7: Andrew Jackson

"Even the President of the United States must sometimes have to stand naked" - BOB DYLAN


With the fresh air gently feathering his balls, it's Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the seventh President of the United States. Let's learn.

ANDREW JACKSON

Born 15th March 1767, Waxhaws, North Carolina
Died 8th June 1845, Nashville, Tennessee

Presidential Term 4th March 1829 - 4th March 1837

Andrew Jackson was one of the most beloved Presidents in American history, the first to be elected due to his popularity rather than his politics. A distinguished soldier in the US military, by the 1812 War he had risen to the rank of Major General and his reputation was cemented when the forces he commanded defeated the English at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. This took place several months after the Treaty of Gent had ended the 1812 War but they didn't have mobile phones or Twitter at that time and it took a while for the news to get through.

He was popularly known as Old Hickory, although this most likely had nothing to do with the dimensions of his penis.

Having narrowly lost out to John Quincy Adams in the 1824 Presidential election, Jackson received his party's nomination as their candidate for the 1828 election a full three years ahead of time.

Jackson was the second widower to serve as President of the United States. His wife, Rachel Donelson Jackson died a few months before he took office, perhaps as a result of an adultery scandal: Donelson had married Jackson in 1791 believing herself to be divorced but this was later proven to not be the case.

Jackson used his Presidential Veto more times than any of his predecessors, earning himself the moniker "King Andrew" among his critics.

Jackson was the first US President to be the subject of an attempted assassination. On 30th January 1835, unemployed house painter Richard Lawrence fired a gun at him as he was leaving a funeral held at the Capitol. Lawrence's gun misfired and Jackson took the opportunity to beat his assailant with his walking stick. The occasion left Jackson paranoid for the remainder of his life.

During Jackson's Presidency, the Union expanded to 26 member States, with the admission of Arkansas (1836) and Michigan (1837).

N.B. Some parts of the above image have been redacted by the CIA for reasons of national security. An unexpurgated version of all the naked Presidents will be made available at the end of the project.

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