Andrew Jackson

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Background Information

Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the United States from

March 15th, 1767 to June 8th, 1845. He was both an outstanding politician and an army general. Andrew Jackson was extremely dedicated and straight forwarded, which was one of the things he was known for.

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it." -Andrew Jackson

Early Life

Andrew Jackson was born in March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaws region, which was located between the borders of North and South Carolina. In his early age, he received very little education from formal school, until the British invaded North and South Carolina in 1780-1781. His mother and his 2 brothers died during that time, which lead Jackson to oppose Britain. In his late teens, he started learning about the law. Later, he moved to west of Appalachian and got married. He was the first man to be elected for House of the Representatives from Tennessee

War Hero

Andrew Jackson served as a major general during the War of 1812. He was involved in the Battle of Tohopeka, where he defeated the Creek Indians. When the British invaded New Orleans with thousands of troops, Andrew Jackson was ordered to defend the city, which he was successful. He was later known as the "War hero" after the major victory.

Jacksonian Democracy

During the period of 1830 to 1850, Jacksons enthusiastic followers created the Jacksonian Democracy Party. It followed the belief of Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic Republican party, which claimed that republican governments will fail, if they do not provide enough power to the citizens and the minorities. Jacksons party provided equal rights among all white males, giving more power and voice to the individuals. Jacksonian Democracy is still used in our government today.