"To set the scene, President Jackson had been involved in two nasty presidential campaigns against John Quincy Adams. Jackson lost the 1824 race in a runoff election in the House; he won the 1828 presidential campaign in one of the dirtiest, meanest campaigns in American history."
I hate your wife!
Well, I'm the new President
"Another crowd was already outside and inside the mansion, as the tradition of the day made inauguration day an "open house" for the White House.'"But what a scene did we witness! The Majesty of the People had disappeared, and a rabble, a mob...scrambling fighting, romping. What a pity what a pity! No arrangements had been made no police officers placed on duty and the whole house had been inundated by the rabble mob.'"
Jackson won! Let's celebrate!
I'm fleeing for my safety!
"The story about the cheese actually happened at the end of Jackson's eight years in office. The president was given a 1,400-pound cheese wheel as a gift, and it sat in the White House for several years. Finally, Jackson allowed the public into the East Room to eat the cheese, which it consumed over several days in 1837. The odors lingered for days after the event."