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Andrew Jackson - U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, U.S.


After famously surviving several attempts on his life, Andrew Jackson may finally have succumbed to lead poisoning from bullets lodged in his body.

Andrew Jackson called himself a Jeffersonian Democrat, while Thomas Jefferson called Jackson a dangerous man. Find out more about this "hero of the common man."

The terms Battle of The Petticoats, the spoils system and Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet all spawned from Andrew Jackson's presidency. Discover what they mean, and the scandal that surrounded them.

No-nonsense commander Andrew Jackson cleverly defended New Orleans against the threat of an overwhelming British force during the War of 1812.

Find out why Martin Van Buren is known as the "ok" president, and why he's considered the first professional politician to hold the office.

Discover how President Andrew Jackson went head-to-head against Henry Clay in the Bank War, the central controversy of Jackson's administration.

After famously surviving several attempts on his life, Andrew Jackson may finally have succumbed to lead poisoning from bullets lodged in his body.

Andrew Jackson called himself a Jeffersonian Democrat, while Thomas Jefferson called Jackson a dangerous man. Find out more about this "hero of the common man."

The terms Battle of The Petticoats, the spoils system and Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet all spawned from Andrew Jackson's presidency. Discover what they mean, and the scandal that surrounded them.

No-nonsense commander Andrew Jackson cleverly defended New Orleans against the threat of an overwhelming British force during the War of 1812.

Find out why Martin Van Buren is known as the "ok" president, and why he's considered the first professional politician to hold the office.

Discover how President Andrew Jackson went head-to-head against Henry Clay in the Bank War, the central controversy of Jackson's administration.

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Born: March 15, 1767, in the Waxhaw area, on North Carolina-South Carolina border
Died: June 8, 1845, at the Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee

Father: Andrew Jackson
Mother: Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson
Married: Rachel Donelson Robards (1767-1828) , in August 1791 and in a second ceremony on January 17, 1794
Children: Andrew Jackson, Jr. (adopted)

Religion: Presbyterian
Education: No formal education
Occupation: Lawyer, soldier
Political Party: Democrat
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