I’m a little late in discovering Flocabulary, which offers an interesting take on U.S. history. The lyrics to “O.D.W.M.” are clever at times, but not without controversy. The section of the song that addresses Jackson gives you a taste of why:
Andrew Jackson thinks he’s a tough guy,
killing more Indians than there are stars in the sky.
Illegal wars in Florida, killing the Seminole.
Saying “hello” then putting the Creek in hellholes.
Like Adolf Hitler, he had a Final Solution.
“Go away Indians! I don’t want you to live here anymore!”
Cherokee at the Supreme Court appealed.
They got the boot, they had to walk down the Trail of Tears.