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Overview (4)

Born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA
Died in Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (heart failure)
Nicknames Old Hickory
The Farmer of Tennessee
King Andrew the First
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA. He was a writer, known for Biography (1987). He was married to Rachel Donelson. He died on June 8, 1845 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Spouse (1)

Rachel Donelson (17 January 1794 - 22 December 1828) ( her death)

Trivia (22)

Seventh President of the United States (4 March 1829 - 4 March 1837).
U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1797-1798, 1823-1825).
U.S. Representative from Tennessee (1796-1797).
His face has appeared on the front side of the United States twenty dollar bill since 1928.
He and his wife Rachel Donelson first married in 1792, however they had to remarry two years later when Rachel discovered that she was still legally married to her first husband.
Irish-American.
The first president to have an assassination attempt on his life.
The only president to leave office with a surplus of money in the federal government.
Was one of the founders of the Democratic Party.
His opponents once called him a "jackass" so he adopted that animal as the mascot of the Democratic party.
He very nearly beat his attempted killer to death with his cane. The only reason he didn't is he was restrained from doing so.
Spoke Spanish.
Was known to be extremely defensive of his wife Rachel.
His parents were immigrants from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
After he died, someone asked one of his servants if they thought Andrew Jackson had gone to heaven. To which the servant replied: "If General Jackson wants to go to heaven, who's going to stop him?".
He was the first President not to be born into a wealthy family.
Arkansas and Michigan were added to the Union during his Presidency.
He vetoed more bills than the six Presidents before him combined.
He is seen as the first Populist President who built his policies predominantly around what he felt was the will of the common man, even against the interest of large businesses and institutions, and who made an effort to show the voters that he was like Them in his speech and clothing, a style of campaigning that would be utilized by every Presidential candidate since.
He and his wife Rachel adopted two sons: Andrew Jackson Jr. (1804-1865) & Lyncoya Jackson (1811-1828). Lyncoya was an orphaned Creek Native American boy who died of tuberculosis at the age of 13. He was buried at an unmarked grave at the Jackson Family Cemetery.
He was known for having a very short temper.
Is the only one of the six consecutive presidents from Thomas Jefferson to Martin Van Buren who did not previously serve as Secretary of State.

Personal Quotes (49)

I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way; but I am not fit to be President.
I have always been afraid of banks.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations.
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.
The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.
The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key... and bolt the door at once.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life.
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.
The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.
Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
Elevate those guns a little lower.
There is nothing that I shudder at more than the idea of a separation of the Union. Should such an event ever happen, which I fervently pray God to avert, from that date I view our liberty gone.
War is a blessing compared with national degradation.
Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President.
The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me.
To the victors belong the spoils.
Disunion by force is treason.

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