07 Andrew Jackson

07 Andrew Jackson

07 Andrew Jackson

07 Andrew Jackson
07 Andrew Jackson

 
  • Term: 7th President of the United States (1829-1837)
  • Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1829 - 1832) • Martin Van Buren (1833 - 1837)
  • Born: March 15, 1767, Waxhaw area, on North Carolina-South Carolina border
  • Nickname: "Old Hickory"
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Marriage: August 1791 (2nd ceremony, January 17, 1794), to Rachel Donelson Robards (1767-1828)
  • Children: None
  • Career: Lawyer, Soldier
  • Political Party: Democrat
  • Writings: Correspondence of Andrew Jackson (7 vols., 1926-1935), ed. by J. S. Bassett and J. F. Jameson
  • Died: June 8, 1845, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Buried: The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee

Andrew Jackson Trivia:
No formal education. Was first man elected from Tennessee to the House of Representatives, and he served briefly in the Senate. Placed 2,000 of his political supporters in government jobs and established a "kitchen cabinet" of informal advisors. In 1835 he made the final installment of national debt making Jackson the only president of a debt free United States. He was the only president to serve in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. He was the only president to have been a prisoner of war. He was the first president to have been born in a log cabin. First president to ride a railroad train. Wounded in a duel at the age of 39, Jackson carried the bullet, lodged near his heart, to his grave.


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