Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson Brief Biography

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829"1837). Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814), and the British at the Battle of New Orleans (1815). A polarizing figure who dominated the Second Party System in the 1820s and 1830s, as president he dismantled the Second Bank of the United States and initiated forced relocation and resettlement of Native American tribes from the Southeast to west of the Mississippi River. His enthusiastic followers created the modern Democratic Party. The 1830"1850 period later became known as the era of Jacksonian democracy.

Jackson was nicknamed "Old Hickory" because of his toughness and aggressive personality; he fought in duels, some fatal to his opponents. He was a wealthy slaveholder. He fought politically against what he denounced as a closed, undemocratic aristocracy, adding to his appeal to common citizens. He expanded the spoils system during his presidency to strengthen his political base.

Andrew Jackson News

• The Almanac for May 30, the 150th day of 2018
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• The Almanac for March 15, the 74th day of 2018
• The Almanac for March 4, the 63rd day of 2018

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