Andrew Jackson (1767 – 1845)

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Essays about Andrew Jackson

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Facts about Andrew Jackson

Term
:
7th President of the United States (1829 – 1837)
Born
:
March 15, 1767, Waxhaw area, on North Carolina-South Carolina border
Political Party
:
Democrat
Died
:
June 18, 1845
Nickname
:
“Old Hickory”
Religion
:
Presbyterian
Marriage
:
August 1791 (2nd ceremony, January 17, 1794), to Rachel Donelson Robards (1767–1828)
Children
:
Andrew Jackson, Jr. (adopted nephew, 1808-1865)
Career
:
Lawyer, Soldier
Buried
:
The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
Writings

The Papers of Andrew Jackson (8 vols. to date, 1980- ), ed. by Sam B. Smith, Harold D. Moser, and Daniel Feller


It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes.
July 10, 1832

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Daniel Feller

Professor Feller is a history professor and the Editor/Director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. His writing include:

The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815–1840 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)

The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics (University of Wisconsin Press, 1984)

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