Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson

1780 - Serves in American Revolution1790 - Marriage to Rachel Donelson1802 - Joins Tennessee Militia1815 - Battle of New Orleans1821 - Adams-Onis Treaty1829 - Becomes President1835 - Declares Nation Debt Free 1837 - End of Presidency

Survived 3 AssassinationsOnly U.S. president in American history to pay off the national debt and leave office "In the Black".Only U.S. president that served in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812.Turned North Carolina's western lands into what is now modern-day Tennessee.

America's first Democratic PartyGave more power to the votersCreated the "American Culture"

LC-USZ62-117120 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

LC-DIG-pga-025501 Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

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Andrew Jackson

For most of Andrew’s Jackson’s presidency he wanted to make a better America. One thing Jackson never trusted were banks; especially the Federal Banks. He believed that it held too much power and if it fell then so would the economy. Jackson reduced the power of the Bank by issuing a veto recharter and ordering the removal of government deposits. Without the banks having as much power as they did before, Jackson was able to completely pay off the national debt in 1835 and kept the U.S. debt free for the remainder of his presidential term.

Another vision he had was to give the common man more rights and power. The everyday common man was oppressed by those who either had money or a high status in the government. Jackson wanted to limit the power of the federal government and give a voice to the people. Jackson eventually replaced about ten percent of the government officers he held power over. The officers he replaced were largely inept, corrupt, or were politically opposed to Jackson. This gave the people more power. One more vision he had was to move the Indians westward.

Perhaps the most contraversial and trasic of Jackson's vison visions was the Indian Removal Act. During Jackson's Age this was seen as the only resort for peace. The Indian removal was supposed to protect the natives, not harm them. Jackson feared White Americans would destroy their way of life by either assimilating them or exterminating them. By moving The Natives westward they would be able to preserve their way of life and avoid constant conflict with the whites. Even though Jackson was trying to help the Natives the removal act just went erroneous. Many Natives lost their lives because of corruption, poor supplies, and the whole movement would become known as the Trail of Tears.

Accomplishments

Jackson's Vision

Lasting Impact

Andrew Jackson was the first person to serve as a U.S. Representative, Senator, and President.

Did You Know?

Andrew Jackson exercised his veto power twelve times as President, more than all of his predecessors combined.


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