Interesting Information About Andrew Jackson.
Seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, son of Irish immigrants born in waxhaw settlement, in what is now South Carolina. Andrew Jackson studied law in Salisbury, N. C., in 1787 was admitted to the bar. Appointed prosecutor for the western district of North Carolina, now Tennessee, he moved to Nashville, where he later established a plantation known as the Hermitage.
In 1791 he married Mrs. Rachel Donelson Robards ( 1767 – 1828 ). He helped to frame the Tennessee Constitution in 1797 and served briefly as the first representative of that state in the U.S. House of Representatives and later in the Senate. After resigning from the Senate he served from 1798 to 1804 on the Tennessee militia against a rebellion of the Creek Indians.
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In 1815, decisively he defeated the British at New Orleans, commissioned major-general in the United States Army. In 1819 he was appointed governor of the Territory of Florida. Jackson became increasingly popular with the American people, Known as Old Hickory, and in 1822 he was nominated for president by the Tennessee legislature.
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Jackson was elected President in 1828. Jackson’s administration, crucial in the growth of popular democracy, was marked by the extension of the electoral franchise and by the emergence of the convention system for the nomination of presidential candidates. Under Jackson the power of the presidency also increased, who made extensive use of political patronage and of the veto.
Jackson advocated the movement of the Indian tribes to tracts west of the Mississippi, and negotiated commercial agreements with Great Britain and France. He moved cautiously in debates on the annexation of Texas to avoid war with Mexico. Near the end of his second term, Jackson was confronted by numerous opponents, many of whom united to form the Whig Party. Old Hickory subsequently retired to the Hermitage, well-remembered for his political and military achievements.