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Andrew Jackson

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Definition: Seventh president, served two terms. Known as "Old Hickory." Hero of War of 1812, including the Battle of New Orleans. First person elected to House of Representatives from new state of Tennessee. First president elected from new Democratic Party. Wanted to make government more representative. Declared war on the Bank of the United States. Upheld power of federal government during the Nullification Crisis, some states' attempt to avoid paying a protective tariff.

Related Resources:
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.

The 19th Century
An overview of the time in which Jackson lived.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Andrew Jackson
The man and his accomplishments come alive in this fascinating biography.

The Hermitage
Tour Jackson's home and learn more about his public life, his private life, and his retired life.

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