Andrew Jackson/Neerul Gupta

  • Jackson's Birth

    Jackson's Birth
    Andrew Jackson was born to Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, who were immigrants from Ireland in 1765. He was given birth to in the Waxhaws region between North Carolina and South Carolina. His birth came just three weeks after the sudden death of his father.
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  • Jackson Enlists in Revolutionary Army

    Jackson Enlists in Revolutionary Army
    When young Jackson was nine years old the Declaration of Independence was signed, and at thirteen he joined the Continental Army as a courier. His older brother, Hugh, died in the Battle of Stono Ferry, and his other brother, Robert, passed away by smallpox. Jackson's mother also fell ill and left him to be an orphan at only fourteen. During this time, Jackson experienced being part of the revolution and having to be a captive of British soldiers.
  • Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    Battle of Horseshoe Bend
    This battle was fought during the War of 1812 in the Mississippi Territory. Jackson led United States forces accompanied by Indian allies toward the fight with the Red Sticks, a part of the Creek Indian tribe who rejected American expansion. The battle ended in Jackson's success which also sufficiently ended the Creek War. Later on, Jackson forced the Creek Indians to sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson in which afterwards he was promoted to Major General.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The War of 1812 had been settled by the Treaty of Ghent two weeks before the battle, but news had not spread quickly enough for Jackson and his army to gain knowledge of it. Jackson and his army succeded in the battle and prevent British soldiers from gaining southern territories of western Florida and Louisiana. The success brought America a strong sense of nationalism, maintain their independence, and recognized Jackson as a national hero.
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    The canidates for this election were John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, and Henry Clay After an initial count, none of the canidates had enough electoral votes to win the title of President, however Andrew Jackson revieced the most popular vote. Since the House of Representatives were to decide President, Adams held an agreement with Clay so he could convince the House to vote for Adams. Adams won and this negotiation was named the Corrupt Bargain.
  • Election of 1828

    Election of 1828
    John Quincy Adams ran for his second term for President against Jackson. Jackson was determined to get his revenge on Adams for the Corrupt Bargain. The campaign was the first true mud-slinging one of its kind with accusations going back and forth from both candidates. Eventually, Jackson won by a huge amount of electoral and popular votes. Lots of his votes came from the South.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    When the economy was advancing soil for cotton planting wore out and settlers decided to move east. Living east were loads of Native Indians that had already settled. When settlers started threatening them to move, the Indians brought the problem all the way to the Supreme Court. The court's answer was that the Indians had the right to stay put, but Jackson passed the Indian Removal Act which caused Indians to move west of the Mississippi River. The journey was called the Trail of Tears.
  • Worcestor vs. Georgia

    Worcestor vs. Georgia
    Samuel Warcestor was a Christian missionary who traveled to Georgia and learned the ways of the Cherokee while advocating for their rights against any relocation. Georgia had passed a law requiring any white people living on Cherokee ground were to have a license, which Warcestor didn't have. Warcestor took his case to the Supreme Court which ruled in favor of the Indian tribe. Althought they won the battle, they lost the war and were eventually removed from their land in the Trail of Tears.
  • Bank War

    Bank War
    The Second Bank of the United States's charter was about to expire. Jackson disliked the Bank since he thought it was too powerful of an institution and he especially disliked the president of the Bank, Nicholas Biddle. When the charter was up for renewal, Jackson simply vetoed the bill. This led to the downfall of the Bank, and although Jackson had won, his actions would soon lead to a great economic depression in the following few years.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Tariff of 1828 was added to help the United States' domestic manufacturing. However, the tariff hurt the South since they traded with Europe. Vice President John Calhoun, being from South Carolina, pushed against the tariff also. The South wanted to nullify the tariff and threatened to secede. Jackson temporarily solved the case by lowering the tariff but he also increased his power by giving himself the ability to use the military against states who tried to secede.
  • Jackson's Death

    Jackson's Death
    Shortly after ending his second presidential term in the White House, Jackson went back to Nashville, Tennessee. He passed away caused by two bullets that had remained in his chest for several years. Jackson was remembered for being a fierce leader and the seventh president of the United States of America.