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the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War Jackson, whose family supported the revolutionary cause, acted as a courier. He was captured, at age 13, and mistreated by his British captors. He later became a lawyer. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and then to the U.S. Senate. In 1801, Jackson was appointed colonel in the Tennessee militia, which became his political as well as military base. Jackson owned hundreds of slaves who worked on the Hermitage plantation which he acquired in 1804. Jackson killed a man in a duel in 1806, over a matter of honor regarding his wife Rachel. Jackson gained national fame through his role in the War of 1812, most famously where he won a decisive victory over the main British invasion army at the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson's army was then sent to Florida where he deposed the small Spanish garrison. This led directly to the treaty which formally transferred Florida from Spain to the United States.
 Timeline (26)
03/15/1767-Future US president Andrew Jackson is born
11/21/1787-Andrew Jackson admitted to bar 
05/30/1806-Patriot and future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson
03/27/1814-General Andrew Jackson's army inflict a crushing defeat on the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend
03/29/1814-Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Alabama: Andrew Jackson beats Creek-indians
04/07/1818-General Andrew Jackson conquers St. Marks, Florida from Seminole indians 
05/24/1818-General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida
07/24/1824-Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of first public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson 
11/02/1824-Popular presidential vote first recorded -- Andrew Jackson beats John Quincy Adams 
12/01/1824-House of Representatives begins to end election deadlock between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. Adams eventually declared president
12/03/1828-Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US
03/04/1829-Andrew Jackson inaugurated as seventh president
03/04/1829-Unruly crowd of 20,000 mobs White House during President Andrew Jackson's inaugural ball
03/09/1829-William T. Barry is appointed Postmaster General under Andrew Jackson.
08/25/1829-President Andrew Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses 
07/10/1832-President Andrew Jackson vetoes legislation to re-charter Second Bank of US 
12/05/1832-Andrew Jackson re-elected president of US
12/28/1832-John C. Calhoun becomes first Vice President to resign over differences with President Andrew Jackson
06/06/1833-President Andrew Jackson rides the Iron Horse
09/10/1833-Andrew Jackson shuts down Second Bank of the U.S.
01/29/1834-President Andrew Jackson orders first use of U.S. troops to suppress a labor dispute
03/28/1834-Senate censure President Andrew Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of U.S.
01/30/1835-Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington D.C.
12/20/1836-President Andrew Jackson submits Indian treaty to Congress
03/03/1837-U.S. president Andrew Jackson and Congress recognizes Republic of Texas 
06/08/1845-Andrew Jackson dies at age 68
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Politics:
  • Party: Democrat
  • Vice President: John Calhoun (1st term), Martin van Buren (2nd term)
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 Mentions (11)
William T. Barry
...General for most of the administration of President Andrew Jackson, and was the only Cabinet member to not resign in...
Mathew Brady
...his own studio in New York in 1844, and photographed Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, among other celebrities....
James Buchanan
...then served as Minister to Russia under President Andrew Jackson. He was named Secretary of State under President James...
Lewis Cass
...United States Senate and served in the Cabinet of Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. He was also the 1848 Democratic...
Charles Dickinson
...Dickinson died from injuries sustained in a duel with Andrew Jackson, who later became President of the United States....
John Forsyth
...Georgia. As a strong supporter of the policies of Andrew Jackson, he was appointed Secretary of State by Jackson in...
William S. Holabird
...Democratic candidate for Congress and was appointed by Andrew Jackson in 1834 as U.S. Attorney for the District of...
Jean Lafitte
...1812, in the Battle of New Orleans on the side of Andrew Jackson and the Americans. In 1822, Lafitte approached the...
Clark Mills
...known for four versions of an equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson, located in Washington, D.C., Nashville, Tennessee,...
Major Ridge
...Major Ridge led the Cherokee in alliances with General Andrew Jackson and the United States in the Creek and Seminole...
Martin Van Buren
...(1833–1837) and Secretary of State (1829–1831), both under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren's inability as president to...
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All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
Disunion by force is treason.
Elevate those guns a little lower.
Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King. My republican feelings and principles forbid it; the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life.
I have always been afraid of banks.
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President.
I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me.
Never take counsel of your fears.
No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country; men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key... and bolt the door at once.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.
To the victors belong the spoils.
Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
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