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Lafayette Square by The White House #WashingtonDC – honors #AmericanRevolution heroes #Lafayette, #Rochambeau, Von Steuben and Kosciuszko. In 1859, adulterer Congressman Daniel Sickles murdered adulterer Philip Barton Key (Francis Scott Key’s son)... 1/ ImageImageImageImage
2/ Lafayette Square: … over Sickles’ adulteress wife Teresa DaPonte Bagioli Sickles (1836-1867), who he had married when she was 15/16. [Key died in the white home in the background, known as President McKinley's Little White House.] Image
3/ Lafayette Square: … Sickles was the first to be acquitted using the “temporary insanity” defense and stayed on as a Congressman. He later became a #USCivilWar #MedalOfHonor war hero at #Gettysburg. Continued... ImageImageImage
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🇺🇸🎙️Seconda puntata della rubrica sui Discorsi Inaugurali con @lelemonaco90. Il 4 Marzo 1829 giurava Andrew Jackson, e una nuova era iniziava per gli USA, una di violenza, di divisione, di espansione e di affermazione della presidenza. Il discorso 👉
Jackson è più presente nel nostro tempo di quanto si immagini. 20 città, soprattutto nel Sud, portano il suo nome, la sua faccia è sulla banconota da 20$, la sua statua a cavallo è al centro di Lafayette Square di fronte la Casa Bianca.
Nella cultura generale è associato di solito a due cose. Una è la deportazione delle nazioni native del sud est del Mississippi nell’attuale Oklahoma, il #TrailofTears, che liberò terre nel sud per i bianchi (e i loro schiavi).
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Protesters want #AndrewJackson's statue removed because he ordered the removal of an estimated 100,000 #indigenous people from eastern states. 15,000 died along the #TrailOfTears headed west. #native / thread…
In Dec 1830, #AndrewJackson told Congress "Indian removal" was approaching its "happy consummation," moving "savages" west, freeing land between TN & LA for white settlement, & "reliev[ing]" Miss & western Alabama of "Indian occupancy."
"What good man would prefer" forests & "savages" to "our extensive Republic" occupied by 12 million "happy people" & filled w/ the "blessings of liberty, civilization & religion?" Jackson asked Congress in 1830.

The white supremacist's portrait hangs in the Oval Office.
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Parents, Teachers, and Librarians!

You can now put a book on your shelves that is about the Trail of Tears and is written by a Cherokee writer!

#TrailOfTears in #CherokeeVoice. That is outstanding! It is beyond #OwnVoices in a way that is necessary. @diversebooks Image
The author of MARY AND THE TRAIL OF TEARS: A CHEROKEE REMOVAL SURVIVAL STORY is @AndreaLRogers. Take a look at this article from the Tahlequah Daily Press:…
WorldCat tells me there are 87 juvenile fiction titles on the Trail of Tears. I'd have to spend some time looking up these writers, but my guess is that none of them are Cherokee.
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1/ This Sunday, March 24, is recognized as #CherokeeNation Remembrance Day, marking 180 years since the last of 17 detachments arrived in Indian Territory following the #TrailofTears.
2/ DYK: In 1987, federal law authorized the recognition of more than 2,000 miles' worth of trails that were followed by the 17 detachments of Cherokees who made the journey along the #TrailofTears. Today, these routes are part of the @NatlParkService
3/ Artwork courtesy of the @SmithsonianNMAI exhibition, “A Story of Cherokee Removal."
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