If one Tennessee legislator gets his way, federal agents could be arrested for enforcing any potential assault weapons ban. But the concept of a state trying to cancel out federal measures was already tried 180 years ago. And the president who squashed that effort was one of Nashville’s most famous residents.
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Two hundred years ago President James Madison signed into law a declaration of war against the British. The War of 1812 catapulted Tennessean Andrew Jackson into the national limelight. His home place – The Hermitage – is collaborating with Madison’s historical home on a blog that publishes letters and articles on the anniversary date they were written.
Near Columbia this weekend, there’s a commemoration of a war that took place 200 years ago. It’s a reenactment of one of the key moments in the War of 1812 — Andrew Jackson mustering a volunteer army to march down the Natchez Trace to New Orleans. What was an important trade route became a military supply line.
There was a time when the 8th of January held nearly the same significance to Americans as the 4th of July. Tomorrow, the home of President Andrew Jackson will host one of the few remaining parties to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans. The Hermitage is trying to revive a patriotic holiday before its bicentennial year.