Americans Rewrite Their Own History

January 18, 2011

Revolutionary War Image

President Andrew Jackson was NOT impeached. It was Andrew JOHNSON who was impeached. Only two US Presidents have ever been impeached: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, and both were acquitted in the Senate. However, it is Revolutionary War soldier and War of 1812 hero who is now castigated as “impeached” and it cannot be corrected, as modern-day Americans have concluded that if he was not impeached, he should have been.

The image, Andrew Jackson, is subject to copyright by Edna Barney. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, an administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.