Andrew Jackson

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Exhibition Label
Born in the Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina
Beginning with George Washington’s administration, presidential portrait medals were created to promote peace and friendship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. Typically manufactured at the U.S. Mint, these “peace medals” were most often given to Native American representatives during treaty negotiations. While some of the original intentions may have been good-willed, a number of government policies, particularly Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, undermined the purpose of these medals.
Nacido en el Asentamiento de Waxhaw, Carolina del Sur
A partir de la administración de George Washington se comenzó la creación de medallas con retratos presidenciales para promover la paz y la amistad entre los estadounidenses de extracción europea y los nativos americanos. Producidas normalmente por la Casa de la Moneda de Estados Unidos, estas “medallas de paz” se obsequiaban por lo general a representantes indígenas durante la negociación de tratados. Aunque las intenciones originales fueran quizás benevolentes, varias de las políticas gubernamentales, sobre todo el Traslado Forzoso de los Indios promulgado por Andrew Jackson,
contradecían el propósito de estas medallas.
Topic
Medal\Peace
Andrew Jackson: Male
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Andrew Jackson: Military\Army\Officer\General
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\President of US
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\Governor\Florida
Andrew Jackson: Congressional Gold Medal
Portrait
National Portrait Gallery
Artist
Moritz Furst, Mar 1782 - after 1841
John Reich, 1768 - 1833
Sitter
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Betty A. and Lloyd G. Schermer
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
Diameter: 7.6cm (3")
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View
NPG, South Gallery 240
1831-1832; medal is inscribed 1829
Type
Medal
Object number
NPG.99.112