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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. He was a champion of the common man. His nickname was "Old Hickory."


Andrew Jackson: President of the People
Andrew Jackson, a hard-living lawyer, soldier, and politician with a fiery temper and a desperate need to prove himself, worked his way up from modest beginnings and an orphan youth to be the seventh President of the United States.

White House Biography
Start with the official source, the home of the President of the United States.

The American President: Andrew Jackson
This companion site to the popular PBS TV series goes more in-depth to reveal the man behind the public figure.

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

ThinkQuest Biography
This great site, put together by students just like you, contains a biography, fun facts, and both of Jackson's inaugural addresses.

The Papers of Andrew Jackson
Read the words to better understand the man.

The Hermitage: Home of Andrew Jackson
Take a virtual tour of this historic home, where Jackson lived.

Jackson's War on the Bank of the United States
Andrew Jackson succeeded in destroying the nation's federal bank. See the why and the how.

Why the U.S. Bank Was Closed, by Andrew Jackson
Read why Jackson did what he did in his own words.

Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee
Jackson forced the Cherokee to abandon their homes and move far to the West. This site examines the results.

Jackson's Case for the Removal of the Cherokee
The president makes his case for uprooting the Cherokee and forcing them to walk the "Trail of Tears."

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