Andrew Jackson – March 4, 1833

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s March 4, 1833. I’m at the second inaugural address of President Andrew Jackson. Let’s listen in as he concludes his address.

AJ: “Finally, it is my most fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand, and who has kept us in His hands from the infancy of our republic to the present day, that He will rule my intentions and inspire the hearts of citizens so we may continue forever as a united and happy people.”

As was common by the early presidents, President Jackson was not afraid to pray in public and depend on God for guidance.

Read more about Andrew Jackson’s Second Inaugural Address.


John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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