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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 »

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 »

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 »

Opinion - 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 »

'Donald Trump's Civil War' by Ken Burns - Washington Post

“I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for ...and more »

President Trump: “People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War?” - Vox

President Donald Trump is a bit confused about the causes of the American Civil War. In an interview with Sirius XM's Salena Zito, which aired on Monday morning, Trump compared himself to President Andrew Jackson — a populist known to history for his ...and more »

Trump's Peculiar Understanding of the Civil War - The Atlantic

Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. When presidents play historian, it almost always says more about them than it does with history. In this respect, Donald Trump is just like his ...and more »

Trump's woefully ignorant beliefs about the Civil War and Andrew Jackson - Washington Post

President Trump always ends his self-reverential rallies with the Rolling Stones song “You Can't Always Get What You Want.” Kinda fitting since, 102 days in, he has proved that point over and over. But after Trump's intellectually deficient interview ...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 »