The Life of Andrew Jackson

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  • Birth Date

    Birth Date
    On March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaw area, on North Carolina-South Carolina border, Andrew Jackson was born
  • The Birth of Rachel Donelson Robards

    The Birth of Rachel Donelson Robards
    The wife of Andrew Jackson was born near the Banister River in Virginia.
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    Revolutionary War

    The American War for Independence against the British instilled patriotism in Andrew Jackson. He later joined the war
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    Joining the War

    Jackson joined the Revolutionary War at just age 13. This was the first major act of his patriotism
  • Official Marriage

    Official Marriage
    The woman Jackson had married had not officially divorced her former husband before she, Rachel Donelson Robards, married Jackson for the first time, in August 1791. After the original marriage was considered invalid, the two officially married on January 17, 1794.
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    U.S. Representative

    Jackson was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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    United States Senator

    After he was a representative, he decided to take the next step up to become a United States Senator.
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    Tennessee Supreme Court Justice

    Jackson decided to become the Judge of the Supreme Court, because of his fine judgement on society.
  • Duel Against Charles Dickinson

    Duel Against Charles Dickinson
    In 1806, in a duel against Charles Dickinson over some unflattering remarks made about Jackson's wife, Jackson was wounded. He then fired, killing Dickinson. The bullet that wounded Jackson was lodged near his heart and could not be safely removed. He carried that bullet in his chest for the rest of his life.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 started, also called "The Second War for Independence Against Britain." Jackson joined the war at the beginning.
  • Major General of Army

    Major General of Army
    In May of 1814, Jackson became Major General of the army fighting in the War of 1812
  • Jackson is a Hero

    Jackson is a Hero
    On January 8, 1815, he defeated the British in New Orleans and was thought of as a hero.
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    First Seminole War

    This was a war Jackson participated in, in a fight against various Indian tribes, also called seminoles. Jackson also overthrew the Florida Spanish Governor in an invasion.
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    Florida's Military Governor

    After Jackson basically raided Florida of its Indian and Spanish population, he became the Military Governor of Florida. Even though he was Military Governor for less than a year, he was everyone's favorite because he was the only one Florida ever had.
  • The Corrupt Bargain of 1824

    The Corrupt Bargain of 1824
    In 1824, Jackson ran for President against John Quincy Adams. He won the popular vote but the lack of an electoral majority resulted in the election being decided in the House. It is believed that a deal was made giving the office to John Quincy Adams in exchange for Henry Clay becoming Secretary of State. This was called the Corrupt Bargain. This caused Jackson's drive for the presidency in 1828. Further, the Democratic-Republican Party split in two.
  • Death of Rachel Donelson Jackson

    Death of Rachel Donelson Jackson
    This was a heartbraker to Jackson, since he was just elected to presidency six weeks earlier. He is mad at his opponents in that election and the one in 1824 for critisizing his "scandal" with Rachel Donelson, marrying her before her previous divorce was not finalized yet.
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    Becoming the 7th President of the U.S.

    John C. Calhoun was his Vice President. The party became known as the Democrats at this time. He ran against incumbent John Quincy Adams of the National Republican Party. The campaign was less about issues and more about the candidates themselves. This election is often seen as the triumph of the common man. Jackson became the 7th president with 54% of the popular vote and 178 out of 261 electoral votes.
  • The Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act
    Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, forcing the Indians West of the Mississippi. Physical actions were used in times absent of cooperation between the two forces.
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    Texas Revolution

    Santa Anna sent a letter to Andrew Jackson telling him that if he found any U.S. soldiers assisting the Texans, they would be treated as "pirates."
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    The Second Seminole War

    A war against the Indians is formed again, called the Second Seminole War, or the Florida War. This causes Jackson to firmly enforce the Indian Removal Act even harder and he knew he had to get rid of the Indians.
  • The Death of Andrew Jackson

    The Death of Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson died in Nashville, Tennessee, and was buried at his residence of Hermitage, also in Tennesse. He died of dropsy and tiburculor hemorrhaging.