Words at Play 8 Words and Phrases from U. Presidents The presidents who used these words and phrases didn't invent them—but they'll be associated with them forever Photo:
He waged a personal war against the British, fought an assassin, threatened to behead John C. Calhounand almost destroyed the White House on two separate occasions. When he was eventually captured along with his brother, a British commander ordered little Andrew to clean his boots.
After a series of escalating events over a bet on a horse race, Jackson challenged a man named Charles Dickinson to a duel. Jackson knew that Dickinson was considered an expert shot and after studying some game film, decided the best strategy would be to let Dickinson quickly fire first, hopefully missing.
Apr 22, · Andrew Jackson was a whiskey-drinking, hell-raising lunatic who was elected President of the United States. He waged a personal war against the British, fought an assassin, threatened to behead John C. Calhoun, and almost destroyed the White House on two separate occasions. Lunatic is an antiquated term referring to a person who is considered as mentally ill, dangerous, foolish, unpredictable, or crazy--conditions once attributed to lunacy. The word derives from lunaticus meaning "of the moon" or "moonstruck". The President and the Lunatic The President and the Lunatic is an article featured in American Heritage magazine in the spring of by Bruce Watson. Watson writes about the assassination of President James Garfield and the ensuing trial of his murderer, Charles Guiteau.
This would allow Jackson to take as much time as needed to aim. Dickinson did manage to hit Jackson in his chest, but fueled off whiskey and rage, Jackson still managed to calmly aim his gun and hit Dickinson in his own chest, who later died of his wound.
What they had not anticipated was finding a lunatic Major General by the name of Andrew Jackson who had been waiting 30 years for a chance to murder them all. Jackson was strict, short-tempered, but his willingness to suffer along side of his men made him extremely popular.
Heavily outgunned and outnumbered, Jackson and his soldiers managed to force the British to withdrawal. And what better way than inviting the entire country to party with him in his awesome new mansion?
After the ceremony, Jackson returned to the White House to get the festivities started. The party quickly got out of hand as the crowd swelled to over 20, The party goers pounded punch spiked with whiskey.
They destroyed furniture, china, and even ground cheese into the carpets. It got so crazy that Jackson had to escape through a window.
Only after moving all of the whiskey to the front lawn were they able to get the drunk mob to exit the White House. Advertisement 6 The assassination attempt On January 30, Jackson became the first attempt at a Presidential assassination.
After attending the funeral of a Congressman, unemployed painter and fully-employed nut job Richard Lawrence pulled two pistols on Jackson. Both pistols misfired, a likelihood that was calculated at 1 inJackson took this opportunity to unleash a can of whoop ass on Lawrence, repeatedly striking him with his cane.
In a weird twist of lunacy and irony, Jackson was once again teaching the British the sweet taste of an Andrew Jackson ass kicking.
A few years earlier a dairy farmer decided to send the President a lb. After receiving the cheese and coming to terms with with the impossibility of eating that much god damn cheese, he left it sit in the foyer for anyone to enjoy.
A few years later, the massive chunk of cheese still sat and Jackson decided one last party would be enough to finally defeat it. So in typical Jackson fashion, he threw a cheese rager for over 10, people. The cheese fiends destroyed the cheese so fast that it was completely gone within 2 hours.
Calhoun Look at this terrifying motherfucker! He looks like an soul-stealing possessed muppet!
No wonder Jackson wanted to hang him.President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh became a president of the Republic of The Gambia after forcefully overthrowing a democratic elected government. President Jammeh is a president who portrays himself as a devout Muslim with miraculous powers, such as the power to cure people of Aids and infertility, and now he claimed that he can also cure Ebola.
And had President Garfield lived, his assailant would have also been spared as being, pure and simple, a lunatic. The insanity defense remains a delicate issue in American jurisprudence. Since Guiteau, numerous legal terms have arisen to qualify the plea.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, – February 3, ) was an American statesman and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from to A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the President of Princeton University from to , and as Governor of New Jersey from to .
Apr 22, · Andrew Jackson was a whiskey-drinking, hell-raising lunatic who was elected President of the United States.
He waged a personal war against the British, fought an assassin, threatened to behead John C. Calhoun, and almost destroyed the White House on two separate occasions. President Trump derided rival billionaire Tom Steyer as a "wacky" and "crazed & stumbling lunatic" on Sunday, after Steyer -- who was one of the prominent liberals to receive a threatening.
Jimmy Kimmel at ABC’s Upfront: ‘Our President Is a Lunatic, and We’re All Gonna Die’ 16 May Jimmy Kimmel took the stage at ABC’s annual upfront presentation to advertisers on Tuesday and lit into his network’s recent show cancellations, sitcom star Roseanne Barr, .