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Fact Check: Could Andrew Jackson Have Stopped The Civil War, As Trump Said? - NPR

In an interview on SiriusXM Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump wondered aloud about why the Civil War wasn't "worked out" and whether Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the war started, could've prevented the bloodiest war in U.S. history ...and more »

Trump's totally bizarre claim about avoiding the Civil War - Washington Post

Why couldn't we all just get along? That's what President Trump wants to know about the Civil War. In an interview with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito, our president-historian posits that the war might not have happened if only Andrew Jackson ...and more »

What Trump Gets Right—and Progressives Get Wrong—About Andrew Jackson - The Atlantic

Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. In an interview excerpt that ricocheted around the internet Monday morning, Trump implied that the Civil War didn't have to happen, and had Andrew ...and more »

The 'Surreal Disarray' of Donald Trump - New York Times

To the Editor: Re “This President Doesn't Go by the (History) Book” (White House Memo, front page, May 2):. Donald Trump's vision of American history, in this case his strange analysis of Andrew Jackson's settling the problem of the Civil War, strikes ...and more »

Trump on the Civil War: 'Why Could That One Not Have Been Worked Out?' - New York Times

President Trump mused in an interview that the Civil War could have been avoided if only Andrew Jackson had been around to stop it. Jackson had been dead 16 years and long out of office when the war started in 1861. Mr. Trump's comments, among several ...and more »

Would Andrew Jackson Have Prevented the Civil War? Trump Says Yes. A Jackson Scholar Says No. - Chronicle of Higher Education

Daniel Feller, a professor of history at the U. of Tennessee at Knoxville: "At best this is airy speculation. What's missing is any recognition by the president of what the Civil War was about. It makes it sound like being tough or having a big heart ...and more »

Why There Was a Civil War - The Atlantic

Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. President Trump has peppered his first months in office with periodic announcements about the history of the nation he now leads, which he shares ...and more »

Trump: 'Why was there the Civil War?' - Washington Examiner

President Trump said he doesn't understand why the Civil War had to be fought instead of lawmakers finding a legislative way to avoid war. In an interview with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito, Trump compared himself to President Andrew Jackson ...and more »

TRUMP: 'Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?' - Business Insider

President Donald Trump asked why the Civil War happened in an interview with the journalist Salena Zito set to air Monday on Sirius XM. "People don't realize, you know, the Civil War, if you think about it, why?" the president said. "People don't ask ...and more »

Historians: Trump gets Andrew Jackson and Civil War totally wrong - CNN

(CNN) President Donald Trump generated headlines this week when he discussed the origins of the Civil War in an interview with Washington Examiner columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito. The president asked: "Why was there the Civil War? Why could ...and more »