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Andrew Jackson's Timeline

  • Birth of Andrew Jackson

    Birth of Andrew Jackson
    President Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 to Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson
  • War Enlistment

    War Enlistment
    Jackson enlists in American revolution at ag 13
  • Imprisonment

    Imprisonment
    In 1781 Jackson and his brother were captured by British soldiers during the American Revolution.
  • Orphaned

    Orphaned
    She contracted cholera and died, leaving Jackson an orphan at the young age of 14.
  • Law practice

    Law practice
    Jackson decided to become an attorney. He moved to Salisbury, North Carolina, where he studied law by apprenticing with prominent lawyers.
  • Law degree

    Law degree
    Jackson received his license to practice law in several counties scattered throughout the North Carolina back country.
  • Married Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson

    Married Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson
    Jackson Married Rachel Donelson Jackson in 1791. Rachel was born 1767, and died 1828.
  • First representation from Tennessee

    First representation  from Tennessee
    Jackson became the first man from Tennessee to be in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Senator Jackson

    Senator Jackson
    Became Senator of Tennessee
  • Justice Jackson

    Justice Jackson
    Jackson becomes a Justice on Tennessee Supreme Court and serves six years
  • General Jackson

    General Jackson
    Jackson Becomes major general of Tennessee militia
  • Jacksons duel

    Jacksons duel
    Jackson challenged Charles Dickinson to a duel, Jackson got wounded in the chest but didn't die and ended up killing the man, though Jackson would keep that bullet in his chest the rest of his life
  • The Adoption of Andrew Jackson Jr

    The Adoption of Andrew Jackson Jr
    In 1808, Jackson adopted his first son, one of his brother in laws new twin babies, he named the baby after himself, his name was Andrew Jackson Jr.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    Jackson was a general for Tennessee in the war of 1812, though having little experience he fought in many battles and became a known military and war hero.
  • Lyncoya is adopted

    Lyncoya is adopted
    Native American child Lyncoya was adopted by Jackson after being found of the battle field with is dead mother
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    On January 8, 1815. Although outnumbered nearly two-to-one, Jackson led 5,000 soldiers to an unexpected victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans
  • Medal of Honor

    Medal of Honor
    Recognized for his "valor, skill and good conduct," which was displayed against the British army in New Orleans on January 8, 1815. jackson is awarded a congressional medal on honor
  • First Seminole War

    First Seminole War
    General Andrew Jackson was given command of U.S. forces in the area. destroying them as he went. In addition, he seized the Spanish military post Jackson’s military successes paved the way for Spain’s agreement to relinquish its territory in Florida to the United States under the terms of the 1819 Transcontinental Treaty.
  • Becomes Governor of Florida Territory

    Becomes Governor of Florida Territory
    Jackson is elected governor of the Florida territory and serves for one year
  • democratic party founded

    democratic party founded
    in 1828 Jackson's followers created the democratic party
  • Lyncoya's Tragic Death

    Lyncoya's Tragic Death
    Sadly, Lyncoya died when he was sixteen of tuberculosis
  • Rachel Donelson Jackson Death

    Rachel Donelson Jackson Death
    On December 22 1828 Rachel Jackson tragically died of a heart attack.
  • Inauguration

    Inauguration
    Andrew Jackson was first inaugurated March 4 1829 as the seventh president of the untied states. After the election of 1828.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Congress passed the Indian removal act brought by Andrew Jackson. which relocated thousands of Native Americans killing many. The was later known as the trail of tears
  • Re-election

    Re-election
    Once Jackson's first term was up in 1832, he ran again and won against his opponent Henry Clay by 219 electoral votes
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Tariff of 1828 was a protective tariff, an act to protect U.S industry by taxing foreign goods. The Tariff Southern planters because they relied on trade with Europe. They called it the, "Tariff of Abominations" because they disliked it. John Calhoun, vice president from South Carolina, believed in states' rights. South Carolina declared the tariff illegal by passing the Nullification Act. South Carloina then threatened to secede.
  • Fight with the second U.S. continental bank

    Fight with the second U.S. continental bank
    President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would have renewed the corporate charter for the Second Bank of the United States. It was one of the most definitive acts of his presidency.
  • French Spoliation claims

    French Spoliation claims
    The French government agrees to a treaty settling spoliation claims by the United States. France agrees to pay $5 million but initially declines to make the payment. When U.S. representatives warn the French of American naval superiority, france finally pays
  • Celebration

    Celebration
    He dragged himself to New Orleans for a twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of his great triumph. Conscious of his importance and jealous of his reputation,
  • The death of Andrew Jackson

    The death of Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson died of congestive heart failure June 8th 1845. He died and was buried in his own home, laying buried peacefully next to his wife Rachel in his own backyard