St. Clair American Legion Hosts Memorial Day; Honor Veterans, Those in Service

The ceremony featured music by former St. Clair High School Band Director Andrew Jackson and ECC Choir Director Tim Sexton. The keynote speaker was Jamie Keen. She gave her thoughts on what the day means to her. “Memorial Day is truly an important day …

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‘The hell I can’t’: The heroism and higher calling of Andrew Jackson Higgins

Dwight D. Eisenhower called him the man who won the war. But Andrew Jackson Higgins — the man who invented the boats Allied soldiers and Marines used for amphibious assaults in World War II — preferred to think of himself as an inveterate tinkerer and …

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Famed Indian war chief’s 1833 imprisonment brought tourist crowds to Fort Monroe

But when President Andrew Jackson summoned him to Washington, D.C in April 1833, the defeated leader became a nationally celebrated figure. (Mark Erickson) Sauk Indian war chief Black Hawk already was a symbol of Native American resistance when he …

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OPINION: Praise for Independent Candidates

Then John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay started the National Republicans, which later took the name of Whig Party in honor of abolition of slavery in England, while Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren reorganized the Republican-Democrats into the modern …

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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. Jim Crow Stories . Democratic Party | PBS

The Democratic Party was formed in 1792, when supporters of Thomas Jefferson began using the name Republicans, or Jeffersonian Republicans, to emphasize its anti-aristocratic policies. It adopted its present name during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson in …

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