97 Facts About President Andrew Jackson

1. President Andrew Jackson realized that these European bankers would wrest financial control of our country if they ever gained control of our central bank.

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2. President Andrew Jackson was immensely popular, having just saved the nation by defeating the British at the Battle of New Orleans.

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3. President Andrew Jackson was an enemy of the group of powerful international bankers who had gained control of the banks of England and France.

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4. President Andrew Jackson was, as we remember, very beloved by the people.

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5. President Andrew Jackson had left office more popular than when he entered it.

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6. In that episode President Andrew Jackson had captured the Spanish forts at St Marks, Pensacola, and several other towns, and claimed the surrounding territory for the United States.

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7. President Andrew Jackson maintained that he was born in South Carolina, and the weight of evidence supports his assertion.

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8. President Andrew Jackson was born on the western frontier of the Carolinas, an area that was in dispute between North Carolina and South Carolina, and both states have claimed him as a native son.

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9. President Andrew Jackson read law in his late teens and earned admission to the North Carolina bar in 1787.

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10. President Andrew Jackson really did have a giant block of cheese in the White House.

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11. President Andrew Jackson was on the witness list for Burr's treason trial.

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12. President Andrew Jackson became involved in Tennessee's state militia, winning an 1802 election to replace another Revolutionary War figure, John Sevier, as the militia's leader.

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13. President Andrew Jackson made his money in the cotton business and owned slaves.

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14. President Andrew Jackson was Tennessee's first representative in the House, taking office in 1796.

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15. President Andrew Jackson was taken in by his uncles after he was orphaned during the Revolutionary War.

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16. President Andrew Jackson said he liked the term and used it as a symbol of the Democrats.

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17. President Andrew Jackson gambled on the chance that Dickinson's aim might be a bit off target in his hurry to shoot first and hence he let Dickinson shoot first.

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18. President Andrew Jackson is known to carry a cane made of hickory with which he used to beat people.

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19. President Andrew Jackson continues to be widely regarded as one of the most influential US presidents in history, as well as one of the most aggressive and controversial.

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20. President Andrew Jackson's parents were Scots-Irish colonists President Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, Presbyterians who had emigrated from present day Northern Ireland two years earlier.

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21. President Andrew Jackson caught up with the last of the Red Sticks barricaded in a village at this horseshoe-shaped bend in the Tallapoosa River.

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22. President Andrew Jackson has appeared on US banknotes as far back as 1869, and extending into the 21st century.

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23. President Andrew Jackson has long been honored, along with Thomas Jefferson, in the Jefferson–Jackson Day fundraising dinners held by state Democratic Party organizations to honor the two men whom the party regards as its founders.

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24. President Andrew Jackson wore trousers, and he had stopped speaking with a British accent.

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25. President Andrew Jackson is a favorite who sometimes treats his master roughly.

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26. President Andrew Jackson was the most candid of men, and was capable of the most profound dissimulation.

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27. President Andrew Jackson was one of the greatest generals, and wholly ignorant of the art of war.

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28. President Andrew Jackson remains one of the most studied and controversial figures in American history.

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29. President Andrew Jackson was the only US president to have served as Grand Master of a state's Grand Lodge until Harry S Truman in 1945.

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30. President Andrew Jackson was a Freemason, initiated at Harmony Lodge No 1 in Tennessee; he participated in chartering several other lodges in Tennessee.

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31. President Andrew Jackson had an unruly shock of red hair, which had completely grayed by the time he became president at age 61.

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32. President Andrew Jackson is gone, but his memory lives, and will continue to live.

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33. President Andrew Jackson died at his plantation on June 8, 1845, at the age of 78, of chronic dropsy and heart failure.

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34. President Andrew Jackson convinced Tyler to drop his plans of running for re-election as an independent by promising, as Tyler requested, to welcome the president and his allies back into the Democratic Party and by instructing Blair to stop criticizing the president.

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35. President Andrew Jackson insisted that Texas was part of the Louisiana Purchase and therefore rightfully belonged to the United States.

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36. President Andrew Jackson was encouraged because Tyler had a strong independent streak and was not bound by party lines.

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37. President Andrew Jackson favored the nomination of Polk for vice president at the 1840 Democratic National Convention over controversial incumbent Richard Mentor Johnson.

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38. President Andrew Jackson was generally regarded as a good and respectable judge, but his opinion in Dred Scott v Sandford largely overshadows his career.

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39. President Andrew Jackson put Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson in charge, to assemble suitable ships, officers, and scientific staff for the expedition; with a planned launch before Jackson's term of office expired.

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40. On May 18, 1836, President Andrew Jackson signed a law creating and funding the oceanic United States Exploring Expedition.

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41. When President Andrew Jackson assumed office in 1829 he pocketed Adams' expedition plans.

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42. President Andrew Jackson initially opposed any federal exploratory scientific expeditions during his first term in office.

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43. President Andrew Jackson supported the solution of Postmaster General Amos Kendall, which gave Southern postmasters discretionary powers to either send or detain the anti-slavery tracts.

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44. President Andrew Jackson fiercely disliked the abolitionists, whom he believed were, by instituting sectional jealousies, attempting to destroy the Union.

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45. President Andrew Jackson wanted sectional peace, and desired to placate Southerners ahead of the 1836 election.

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46. President Andrew Jackson initially suspected that a number of his political enemies might have orchestrated the attempt on his life.

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47. President Andrew Jackson blamed Jackson for the loss of his job.

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48. President Andrew Jackson fled the scene chased by several members of Jackson's party, including the writer Washington Irving.

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49. President Andrew Jackson had ordered the dismissal of Robert B Randolph from the navy for embezzlement.

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50. President Andrew Jackson removed McLane from the Treasury Department, having him serve instead as Secretary of State, replacing Edward Livingston.

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51. President Andrew Jackson believed the solid victory was a popular mandate for his veto of the Bank's recharter and his continued warfare on the Bank's control over the national economy.

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52. President Andrew Jackson used the issue to promote his democratic values, believing the Bank was being run exclusively for the wealthy.

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53. President Andrew Jackson failed in his efforts to open trade with China and Japan and was unsuccessful at thwarting Great Britain's presence and power in South America.

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54. President Andrew Jackson formally recognized the Republic of Texas, nominating Alcee Louis la Branche as charge d'affaires on the last full day of his presidency, March 3, 1837.

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55. President Andrew Jackson was hesitant in recognizing Texas, unconvinced that the new republic could maintain independence from Mexico, and not wanting to make Texas an anti-slavery issue during the 1836 election.

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56. President Andrew Jackson described in lengthy and minute detail the history of events surrounding the treaty and his belief that the French government was purposely stalling payment.

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57. President Andrew Jackson supported a revision to tariff rates known as the Tariff of 1832.

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58. President Andrew Jackson enlisted the help of longtime supporter Francis Preston Blair, who in November 1830 established a newspaper known as the Washington Globe, which from then on served as the primary mouthpiece of the Democratic Party.

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59. President Andrew Jackson attempted to face down Calhoun over the issue, which developed into a bitter rivalry between the two men.

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60. President Andrew Jackson enforced the Tenure of Office Act, signed by President Monroe in 1820, that limited appointed office tenure and authorized the president to remove and appoint political party associates.

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61. President Andrew Jackson supported an act in July 1836 that enabled widows of Revolutionary War soldiers who met certain criteria to receive their husband's pensions.

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62. President Andrew Jackson repeatedly called for the abolition of the Electoral College by constitutional amendment in his annual messages to Congress as president.

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63. President Andrew Jackson replaced Barry with Treasury Auditor and prominent Kitchen Cabinet member Amos Kendall, who went on to implement much needed reforms in the Post Office Department.

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64. President Andrew Jackson believed appointees should be hired on merit and withdrew many candidates he believed were lax in their handling of monies.

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65. President Andrew Jackson put Eaton and Coffee in charge of negotiating with the Choctaw.

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66. President Andrew Jackson could now see his main chance to strike hard; he took the side of Jackson and Eaton.

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67. President Andrew Jackson was reminded of the attacks that were made against his wife.

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68. President Andrew Jackson blamed Adams in part for what was said about Rachel during the campaign, and refused to meet him after arriving in Washington.

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69. President Andrew Jackson called for term limits on presidents and the abolition of the Electoral College.

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70. President Andrew Jackson threw his support behind Adams, who shared Clay's support for federally funded internal improvements such as roads and canals.

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71. President Andrew Jackson was the only candidate to win states outside of his regional base, as Adams dominated New England, Clay took three western states, and Crawford won Virginia and Georgia.

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72. President Andrew Jackson vowed to restore honesty in government and to scale back its excesses.

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73. President Andrew Jackson turned down an offer to run for governor of his home state, but accepted John Overton's plan to have the legislature nominate him for president.

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74. President Andrew Jackson regularly coughed up blood, and his entire body shook.

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75. President Andrew Jackson was charged with preventing Florida from becoming a refuge for runaway slaves, after Spain promised freedom to fugitive slaves.

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76. President Andrew Jackson signed treaties with the Cherokee and Chickasaw which gained for the United States large parts of Tennessee and Kentucky.

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77. President Andrew Jackson, still not knowing for certain of the treaty's signing, refused to lift martial law in the city.

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78. President Andrew Jackson abandoned Pensacola to the Spanish, placed a force in Mobile, Alabama to guard against a possible invasion there, and rushed the rest of his force west to defend the city.

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79. President Andrew Jackson sent Coffee with the cavalry back to Tennessee to secure more enlistments.

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80. President Andrew Jackson was severely wounded by Jesse with a gunshot to the shoulder.

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81. President Andrew Jackson faced financial ruin, until his former aide-de-camp Thomas Benton persuaded Secretary Armstrong to order the army to pay the expenses Jackson had incurred.

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82. President Andrew Jackson paid for provisions for the men out of his own pocket.

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83. President Andrew Jackson responded enthusiastically, sending a letter to Washington offering 2,500 volunteers.

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84. President Andrew Jackson lived relatively quietly at the Hermitage in the years after the Burr trial, eventually accumulating 640 acres of land.

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85. President Andrew Jackson traveled to Richmond, Virginia, to testify on Burr's behalf in trial.

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86. President Andrew Jackson acted cautiously at first, but wrote letters to public officials, including President Thomas Jefferson, vaguely warning them about the scheme.

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87. President Andrew Jackson was further outraged when he learned from the same man of the involvement of Brigadier General James Wilkinson, whom he deeply disliked, in the plan.

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88. President Andrew Jackson agreed to provide boats and other provisions for the expedition.

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89. President Andrew Jackson seems to have been planning a military operation to conquer Spanish Florida and drive the Spanish from Texas.

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90. President Andrew Jackson permitted slaves to be whipped to increase productivity or if he believed his slaves' offenses were severe enough.

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91. President Andrew Jackson built a home and the first general store in Gallatin, Tennessee, in 1803.

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92. President Andrew Jackson was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, the dominant party in Tennessee.

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93. President Andrew Jackson became attorney general in 1791, and he won election as a delegate to the Tennessee constitutional convention in 1796.

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94. President Andrew Jackson was one of the three original investors who founded Memphis, Tennessee, in 1819.

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95. President Andrew Jackson moved to the small frontier town of Nashville in 1788, where he lived as a boarder with Rachel Stockly Donelson, the widow of John Donelson.

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96. President Andrew Jackson's parents lived in the village of Boneybefore, in County Antrim.

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97. President Andrew Jackson's parents were Scots-Irish colonists Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, Presbyterians who had emigrated from present day Northern Ireland two years earlier.

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