Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson

Manifest Destiny

*Birth Date: March 15, 1767*Death Date: June 08, 1845*Nickname: Ole Hickory*First man from Tennessee to be elected to the House*Formed the Democratic Party*First president to use a veto*Proposed to eliminate the Electoral College*Died of lead poisoning after having bullets lodged in his chest for several years

1828 - Elected president1830 - Indian Removal Act1832 - Reelected president1832 - Vetoed Bank of US charter1835 - Forced Seminole Indians into Everglades1836 - Arkansas admitted into the Union

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The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.-Andrew Jackson

The large, untamed expanse that was the Western frontier was something that Andrew Jackson longed to settle and officially make a part of the Union. The idea of Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion was the fire behind everything Jackson stood for. When South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union, Jackson used Federal troops to force the South Carolinians to follow federal law. The Trail of Tears, the forceful removal of the Native Americans from their land to make room for the westward bound Americans, was in the Jacksonian Era. Jackson also stood firmly against a national bank; for he was worried it held too much power and had the ability to extend its power into Government. Jackson's viewpoints of many topics, though controversial, kept the Union moving to its western boundaries and helped America become what it is today.

Biography

7th President of the United StatesMarch 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837

Andrew Jackson

painted by D.M. Carter ; engraved by A.H. Ritchie. 1860

Andrew Jackson Presidential Dollar United States Mint

ceiling mural by Allyn Cox, east central portico, U.S. Capitol

"American Progress." (1872). John Gast

Thomas Sully portrait of Andrew Jackson used for the $20 bill from 1928 onward

"Daniel Boone's First View of Kentucky." (1849). William Ranney.


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