The Age of Jackson | The Little Magician | 5

American History Tellers

By Wondery

The Age of Jackson | The Little Magician | 5

Wednesday, 25 April

During the last years of Jackson's presidency, the economy flourished. The national debt was paid in full, industry and agriculture boomed. But when Martin Van Buren assumed the presidency, he inherited an economic disaster. The divide between rich and poor was growing and people were starting to lose their patience. The country was so on edge that the threat of increase in the price of flour caused riots in Manhattan. How this happened and more, in today's episode.


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