By the time of Jackson’s election (1828) the US looked nothing like it had less than forty years earlier when Washington established the Presidency. The dynamic, rapidly expanding nation now challenged the Executive Office to lead the new America while maintaining the framework laid out by the first generation. The new issues would parallel the old, mainly the unresolved problem of slavery, which would intensify and ultimately fall to the President to resolve. We will look into how this very dramatic period in our history changed the Office of the President. There is no need to have been in the previous classes to enjoy this one. Come along and have some fun with us!`