„Hemans gallows ought to be the fate of all such ambitious men who would involve their country in civil wars“

—  Andrew Jackson, 1830s, Context: Hemans gallows ought to be the fate of all such ambitious men who would involve their country in civil wars, and all the evils in its train that they might reign & ride on its whirlwinds & direct the Storm — The free people of these United States have spoken, and consigned these wicked demagogues to their proper doom. Regarding the resolution of the Nullification Crisis, in a letter to Andrew I. Crawford (1 May 1833).
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