In the aftermath of the LDS Church’s first major business meeting Joseph Smith continues to solve short-term problems by sending everyone to Missouri. We spend the first half of the episode talking about why the entire country was moving to Missouri because of the absolutely horrid Indian Removal Act just put into place by President Jackson. The Mormons didn’t do anything to influence or support this act! They sure do benefit from it though (in the short-term, at least).
Read about the Indian Removal Act and Andrew Jackson’s positive spin: https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Indian.html
Andrew Jackson, America’s 7th President: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson
Presidential is a brilliant podcast by Lillian Cunningham at the Washington Post, so wander on over and listen all about Andrew Jackson: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/presidential-podcast/
Drink count – 10, or about a beer and a half, but really, just drink 10 beers!
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Podcastriarchal blessing music is Our Happy Life by Maps and Transit
Show dedication and podcastriarchal blessing: Jonathan U.