Historians React to President Trump’s Controversial Comments About the Civil War

In fact, Jackson died nearly 16 years before the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861.
Portrait of Andrew Jackson in general's uniform (Waxhaw, 1767-Nashville, 1845), American politician, seventh President of the United States of America. Painting by Wesley.
And perhaps no question has been studied more than the cause of the Civil War—it’s even a question on the U.S. citizenship exam—which historians almost universally agree was the result of the North-South divide over legalized slavery.

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