The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
by Mark Twain
When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States and the first true populist (non-aristocrat) to have that job (para. 6)Daniel Webster, a senator and Secretary of State, known for his extraordinary speaking skills (para.7-20)