Andrew Jackson

7th president of the united states

Biography Before Becoming President

Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaws region between North Carolina and South Carolina.In 1796, Jackson was a member of the convention that established the Tennessee Constitution and was elected Tennessee's first representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. Although he lacked military experience, Andrew Jackson was appointed a major general of the Tennessee militia in 1802. During the War of 1812 he led U.S. troops on a five-month campaign against the British-allied Creek Indians, who had massacred hundreds of settlers at Fort Mims in present-day Alabama. After this military success, the U.S. military promoted Jackson to major general.

Without specific instructions, he led his forces into the Spanish territory of Florida and captured the outpost of Pensacola in November 1814 before following British troops to New Orleans.

What did he do as president

Forefather of the modern Democratic Party

Dismantled the Second Bank of the United States in 1832 on policy grounds

Faced down South Carolina during the Nullification Crisis when state politicians declared they had the right to nullify tariff legislation and any other Federal law that went against state interests

5 interesting facts about Andrew jackson

  • He was the target of the first attempted presidential assassination
  • He was the only president to have been a former prisoner of war
  • He adopted 2 native american boys
  • He was a notorious gambler
  • Jackson’s portrait appears on the $20 bill although he detested paper money.