My paper is going to be about the one and only Andrew Jackson. In this paper I will be talking about the early life of Andrew Jackson, education, military experience, family life, and early political career. Also, I will be discussing his rise to presidency, along with his first and second term as president and how he handled the nullification crisis.
Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, on the border of North and South Carolina. His father died before his birth and Andrew’s mother and her three small boys moved in with her Crawford relatives. Jackson attended local schools, receiving an elementary education and fulfilled of higher learning. Jackson served as a major general in the war of 1812, and commanded U.S. forces in a five-month campaign against the creek indians, allies of the British. Jackson was an American soldier from March 15, 1767 until June 8, 1845. After the War of 1812, Jackson was a successful lawyer and landowner.
Jackson rose from humble frontier beginning to become one of the most powerful Americans of the nineteenth century. At age 13, he joined the American militia unit in the Revolutionary War, but was soon captured, and a British officer slashed at his head with a sword after he refused to shine the officer’s shoes. Disease during the war claimed the lives of his two brothers and his mother, leaving him an orphan. Their deaths and his wounds had left Jackson with a deep and abiding hatred of Great Britain. After the war, Jackson moved west to frontier Tennessee, where despite his poor education, he prospered, working as a lawyer and acquired land and slaves. In 1796, Jackson was elected a U.S. representative , and a year later he won a seat in the Senate. Then, in 1828, Jackson squared off in one of the dirtiest presidential elections to date. Pro- partisans accused Adams of elitism and claimed that while serving in Russia as a diplomat he had offered the Russian emperor an American prostitute. Adams supporters , on the other hand , accused Jackson of murder and attacked the morality of his marriage , pointing out that Jackson had unwittingly married his wife Rachael before the divorce on her prior marriage was complete. This time, Andrew jackson won the election easily.
The second term of Andrew Jackson at president of the U.S. took place in the house chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, March 4, 1833. Andrew Jackson served as the seventh president of U.S. from 1829 to 1837. Jackson was the main founder of the modern day Democratic Party. He played a role in all white males being granted the right to vote. In May, 1830, he signed into law the Indian Removal Act which authorized him to negotiate relocation of Native Americans to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homelands in Southeastern United States. He also took several measures to rid the government from corruption of previous administrations.
Jackson would retire to the hermitage at the end of his presidency. Jackson would then later die of Tuberculosis on June 8, 1845. I think Andrew jackson was a good president. He was committed to remaining a man of the people, representing and protecting the common man. He did so many things to help America and made it a better place for everyone.