President Jackson and the Civil War

William Freehling talked about President Andrew Jackson and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy… read more

William Freehling talked about President Andrew Jackson and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The unresolved disagreements about the status of slavery and the nature of the federal union created situations that presaged the dissolution of the union in 1861 since its founding.

William Freehling, a senior fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, is the author of Prelude to Civil War: The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836 and The Road to Disunion in two volumes.

“Four American Presidents (But What Did They Have to Do With the Civil War?),” the annual symposium of the Museum of the Confederacy, was co-sponsored and hosted by the Library of Virginia on Saturday, February 20, 2010. close

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 2010
Last Aired:
Mar 21, 2010

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  • Mar 20, 2010 | 12:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 20, 2010 | 6:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2010 | 12:22am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2010 | 6:22am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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