Episode 17: Andrew Johnson and Raleigh

Listen to This Episode! Visit the third and final Tar Heel President, Andrew Johnson, born across the street from today’s North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh! Johnson is one of our true rags-to-…power presidents, having to work from a young age and never attending a day of school. Learn about his unique rise to theContinue reading “Episode 17: Andrew Johnson and Raleigh”

Episode 11-James Knox Polk and Pineville

Listen to This Episode! We are heading back to the Tar Heel State, and not too far from the Waxhaws, to visit Pineville, North Carolina, the birthplace of James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States. Just like Old Hickory, “Young Hickory” and his family sought a fortune in Tennessee, but the birthplace cabinContinue reading “Episode 11-James Knox Polk and Pineville”

Episode 7-Andrew Jackson and the Waxhaws

Listen to This Episode! Andrew Jackson’s birthplace in the Waxhaws, on the border between North and South Carolina. Listen as we explore the controversial story of our controversial president’s birth: two sites and two states claiming the birth of Andrew Jackson. The Andrew Jackson State Park in South Carolina. The Museum of the Waxhaws inContinue reading “Episode 7-Andrew Jackson and the Waxhaws”