What kind of gift does one give to the leader of the free world? The answer, according to this video, is an enormous block of cheese.
But Jackson did do something really cool, at least for the citizens of Washington DC, after he was gifted a massive, 1,400 pound block of cheddar cheese. On February 22, 1837, he hosted "Big Block of Cheese Day" in the main hall of the White House. Thousands of local citizens came to dine on cheese and hobnob with legislators.
Even cheese is political, but it's arguably the best kind of politics. As the video below illustrates, this famous American political occasion arose simply because Jackson had too much cheese on his hands, though just how and why he came into possession of so much cheese is a fascinating story in its own right.