Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was military governor of Florida (1821), commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans (1815), and eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy. A polarizing figure who dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s, his political ambition combined with widening political participation, shaping the modern Democratic Party. His legacy is now seen as mixed, as a protector of popular democracy and individual liberty, checkered by his support for Indian removal and slavery. Renowned for his toughness, he was nicknamed “Old Hickory”. As he based his career in developing Tennessee, Jackson was the first president primarily associated with the American frontier. His portrait appears on the U.S. twenty-dollar bill.
Andrew Jackson was born to Presbyterian Scots-Irish immigrants Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, on March 15, 1767, approximately two years after they had emigrated from Carrickfergus, Ireland. Three weeks after his father's death, Andrew was born in the Waxhaws area near the border between North and South Carolina. He was the youngest of the
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mary Harriet Moore scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Bishop England girls beat Andrew Jackson 59-26 on Saturday for the Class 2A state championship.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker will be the keynote speaker at a celebration of President Andrew Jackson's 247th birthday.
The commemoration takes place at Jackson's home, The Hermitage, on March 15.
The museum is offering ...
CUMBERLAND -- It was the summer of 1833, and Maine was preparing for a rare celebrity visit.
From Washington, D.C., to Portland, communities were rolling out the red carpet for President Andrew Jackson. But the trip would turn out to ...
Whoever said history is boring never met Jon Meacham.
The author of "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" (Random House, 2012) and other highly acclaimed biographies enlightened and entertained his audience during two presentations Saturday at the Emerson Center's ...