Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the U.S. Jackson was born into a harsh life with no father and very little money. He lost his brothers before leaving to go fight in the Revoluntionary War at the age of 13. Andrew Jackson is seen as one of the United State's worst presidents, but he was still seen as the first "citizen-president" or representing the common man. He believed strongly in preserving the union and in keeping too much power out of the hands of the wealthy and much more power in the hands of the poor.While in presidency, Jackson was very active in vetoing bills, even more then previous presidents. He belived in fairness and rewarding loyalty Andrew was a strong man who relied on his informal and very detailed group of adivors the "Kitchen Cabinet". During Jackson's presidency, sectional issues began to arise. Many Southern states wished to maintain states' rights. They were upset over tariffs, in 1832, that Jackson signed. After that many more problems had arised but were taken care of. In the long run Jackson was good president in knowing how to win fights, however he was a bad president as far as bills and alot of tariffs goes.

World Events

During Andrew Jackson's presidency the following important events happend: 1775–83 The American Revolution, the American War of Independence, was fought between Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several Europeans. 1817 - 1818 First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British from the War or 1812. 1823-James Monroe applied Monroe Doctrine in 18223 which called againisgt foreign immigrants. 1835-Second Seminole War begins. President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act1835 - 1836 The Texas Revolution,which included the famous Battle of the Alamo. Texas settlers from the United States to join the Texan Army which defeated the Mexican Army 1838-1839: The Trail of Tears, which was a as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects.

Andrew Jackson had many jobs before he was signed as presidency. In 1798 Jackson was elected a judge in Tennesse Supremme Court, serving until 1804. Andrew was also an lawyer-politican, he owned a plantion that raised cotton, brought and sold property;sales man, and last a attorney.


Cave, Alfred A. "Jackson, Andrew." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online, 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.




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Andrew Jackson during Revolunary War

Jobs Before Office

1767, March 15-Birth in Waxhaw Settlement South Carolina1780-Age of 13 joined the military to fight in Revolutionary War1787-Admitted to the bar and became lawyer in Jonesborough1791- Marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards 1796-Member of the convention that established the Tennessee Constitution1796-Elected Tennessee's first representative in the U.S House of Representative1798-Elected judge in a Tennessee Supreme Court, serving until 18041812-War of 1812; Commissioned a major general in army1823-Went back into senate1828-Elected to Presidency 1830-Indian Treaties and Removal1830 to 1860- Diplomacy and Westward Expansion1832- Reelected to Presidency, winning a total of 219 electoral votes1837-Left Presidency 1845, June 8-Death of Cholera in Davidson County, Tennessee


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