Andrew Jackson...before presidency...

By julwes
  • Birth

    He considered himself a 'South Carolina native'; Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaw settlement, a community of Scotch-Irish immigrants along the border between North and South Carolina.
  • His education

    His father died before his birth and Andrew's mother and her three small boys moved in with her Crawford relatives, years later many were wiped out by the plague cllaed 'small pox', Jackson attended local schools, receiving an elementary education, and after that little amount of schooling was over, he was stripped of any more chances to get any higher level of education forcing to work many odd jobs and activities.
  • Orphan

    After the Revolutionary War ended, during Jackson's childhood, the rest of his remaining family was wiped out.
  • His beginning that led up to his office...

    An orphan and a veteran at the age of fifteen, Jackson drifted and then read law in North Carolina. After signing up to the bar in 1787, he accepted an offer to serve as a public prosecutor in the new Mero District of North Carolina.
  • Marraige

    Rachel Donelson Robards and Jackson began living as man and wife, although Rachel had a husband in Kentucky. They met earlier that year and fell in love almost emmidiately.
  • Proper marraige

    Rachel and Jackson married offically after Rachel divorced her other husband, society strangely did not think wrongly of it, after that they stayed loyal to each other for the rest of their lives, deeply in love.
  • Tennessee political rise

    Starting his career as a delegate in 1795, he quickly rose to success and prospered verily easily for when almost emmidiately after he joined in his political endevors, he became Tennessee's first congressman and their first senator.
  • Resignation

    He resigned as senator, and challenged Governor John Sevier for the election as a major general in command of our state militia. Jackson won easily, but by winnning he brought on many disputes betwen him and young John.
  • Settling

    In 1804 Jackson resigned his courtship and settled in Nashville where he and Rachel lived out the rest of their lives.
  • Disputes with others...

    A misunderstanding about a horse race brought on a dule between Jackson and Charles Dickinson, he won but nearly lost after Dickonson shot him in the chest.
  • The War of 1812

    During the war of 1812 he gained much military status and stood behind the US fully, it was during this year that he also lost partial use of his arm from dueling, it was during this time that I believe he gained his 'dis-like' toward the Indian's and other Tribes for their poor contribution to the American cause.
  • Hostility

    After the war of 1812 he settled and detached himself from other 'government facilities' but was brought back in abruptly after Indians forced our border line back in 1813, he then rejoined and pushed them back, fighting all the way through his presidency as well.
  • Acheivments

    1814-15 he began commanding general in active duty and was commemrated greatly, in 1821 he again resided, little did he know that three years later in 1824 his presidency as well as leaderhip would be waiting for him.