Andrew Jackson was an American lawyer, soldier, and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of the U.S. Congress. An expansionist president, Jackson sought to advance the rights of the "common man" against a "corrupt aristocracy" and to preserve the Union. Born in the colonial Carolinas in the decade before the American Revolutionary War, Jackson became a frontier lawyer and married Rachel Donelson Robards. He served briefly in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, representing Tennessee. After resigning, he served as a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1798 until 1804. Jackson purchased a property later known as The Hermitage, and became a wealthy, slaveowning planter.
|Born:||March 15, 1767, Waxhaw Settlement between North Carolina and South Carolina, British America|
|Died:||June 8, 1845, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||Dropsy and heart failure|
|Resting place:||The Hermitage|
|Political party:||Democratic-Republican (before 1825), Jacksonian (1825–1828), Democratic (1828–1845)|
|Children:||3 adopted sons|
|Civilian awards:||Congressional Gold Medal, Thanks of Congress|
|Vice President:||John C. Calhoun (1829–1832), None (1832–1833), Martin Van Buren (1833–1837)|
|Preceded by:||John Quincy Adams|
|Succeeded by:||Martin Van Buren|
About Andrew Jackson
Seventh U.S. President whose policies forced many Southeast Native American tribes to flee west of the Mississippi and who ended the National Bank. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate, and he served on the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Andrew Jackson Before Fame
He won two key battles as an army general: defeating the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814 and rousting the British in 1815 at the Battle of New Orleans.
Achievement of Andrew Jackson
He was known as "Old Hickory" because of his combative and aggressive nature. Though he was a strong supporter of states' rights, he declared that states did not have the right to nullify federal laws during the Nullification Crisis of 1832.
Andrew Jackson Family Life
He married Rachel Donelson in 1791 after gaining the first divorce ever in Kentucky history.
Associations of Andrew Jackson
He, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster formed the Great Triumvirate.
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