For Native Americans, the white man's tale of noble settlement of an empty frontier in the second half of the 19th century masked a genocide.
Demands for the outright end of slavery stayed on the fringe as the nation tumbled toward civil war.
President Polk, and generations of sympathetic historians, told the American people the conflict was justified. But what if it was just blatant imperialism?
American History for Truthdiggers: Andrew Jackson’s White-Male World and the Start of Modern Politics
He was a historic champion of the common man, but he was also a power-obsessed bigot and perhaps the most divisive U.S. president ever.
On the heels of the War of 1812, society began to drastically change due to government action and technological innovation. As some Americans prospered, many were left to wither.
Most Americans know little about this conflict between the young republic and Britain, and that's too bad: Its painful lessons might benefit us today.
Before Donald Trump, we never had a president who combined all the nefarious qualities of such leaders such as Richard Nixon, Andrew Jackson and George W. Bush.
The treasury secretary said he is "not focused" on replacing slaveholder Andrew Jackson's image with that of Tubman, an abolitionist and a onetime slave.
President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio was made possible by a previous president’s pardoning of ex-Confederates.