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The Jackson Era

The Jackson Era

Current Events & Pop Culture

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Party-crashing at the White House, from Jackson to Obama

An article in The Huffington Post traces the history of White House invaders throughout American history in response to the recent gate-crashing of two reality stars at an Obama soirée.


"[Jackson's] election, much as Barack Obama's, was seen as a victory of "The People" over entrenched Washington politics-as-usual. And, much as with Obama, when Jackson was inaugurated, The People showed up in droves. The crowd was so thick, they momentarily prevented Jackson from riding his horse back from the Capitol to the White House. When he got there, he found what can only be described as absolute chaos. Either that, or a frat house kegger."