Andrew Jackson as Florida Governor

The grand folks at The Imaginative Conservative continue to publish my “director’s cut” pieces from my forthcoming book, IN DEFENSE OF ANDREW JACKSON, out September 10, 2018, by Regnery.

Though Andrew Jackson only served a very short term as governor of Florida, several things should be noted in order to see the continuity and development of his thought. Jackson, by the time he assumed office in Florida, had already held legislative as well as judicial positions. He had yet to hold a political executive office. He had, of course, held a military executive office, but not a political one. Understandably, this would serve a proving ground for Jackson, especially as he headed toward the White House, willingly or not.

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