Do you know the difference between your Jacksons? There was General Thomas (not Andrew) Stonewall Jackson and there was President Andrew Jackson. Thursday night on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Billy Bush, co-host of the Access Hollywood, confused the two historical Jacksons. His mistake cost his charity of choice $275,000.
Billy Bush was a celebrity contestant on the celebrity edition of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, and was playing for a charity, the Lollipop Theater Network. The Lollipop Theater Network brings current movies to hospitalized children.
First, to answer another popular question about Billy Bush, yes he is related to the presidential Bush family. Billy Bush is the first cousin of President George W. Bush.
What was Stonewall Jackson’s first name?
Billy Bush was answering questions and moving along just fine until a seemingly simple question was asked, “What was Stonewall Jackson’s first name?”
Had he answered the question correctly he would have won $300,000 for the Lollipop Theater Network charity. When the question came up about Stonewall Jackson, he had earned $175,000 and could have walked away. Instead, he answered incorrectly and walked with $25,000 for the Lollipop Theater Network charity.
At least the charity got some money.
General Thomas Stonewall Jackson or President Andrew Jackson
Do you know the difference between these two often-confused Jacksons?
General or President?
Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson was the Civil War General.
Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States.
Born and Died
Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson lived from 1824 until 1863.
Andrew Jackson lived from 1767 until 1845.
Thomas Stonewall Jackson
For more information about Thomas Stonewall Jackson kids can visit these web sites:
The Stonewall Jackson House, http://www.stonewalljackson.org
The Stonewall Jackson Shrine, http://www.nps.gov/frsp/js.htm
Andrew Jackson biography, http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/aj7.html
The Hermitage, http://www.thehermitage.com
For more information about Andrew Jackson kids can visit these web sites:
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader is a game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader is a fun game show that you can watch with your family. Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader airs at 8pm on Thursday nights on FOX.
Lollipop Theater http://www.lollipoptheater.org
Virginia Military Institute, http://www.vmi.edu
The White House, http://www.whitehouse.gov