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Andrew Jackson. “ Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes is right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.”- Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson’s Statue in Nashville, Tennessee. Early life.
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Andrew Jackson “ Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes is right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.”- Andrew Jackson
Early life • Andrew Jackson was born in 1761 in his hometown of Waxhaw, South Carolina. • When he was 13, Jackson joined the local militia. Within a year later, all of his family members died. This result caused Jackson to become an orphan.
Jackson’s Second Hometown • Even though he was born in the town of Waxhaw, South Carolina, Andrew Jackson spent most of his time in Tennessee. • He was a delegate for Tennessee at the Constitutional convention, elected U.S representative, U.S senator(resigned within a year) and a judge for the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Andrew Jackson’s Accomplishments • He was a Politician and army general for the continental army. Being an army general caused him to win the Battle of Horseshoe bend and the Battle of New Orleans.
Andrew’s Weird Nicknames • His nicknames included “Old Hickory” for his toughness and aggressive personality and “Jack (the other end)” from his opponents when he ran for office. • After that, Jackson decided to have a cartoonist draw a donkey for his campaign. He eventually stopped it, but today we use the donkey as a symbol for the Democratic Party.
Andrew Jackson’s Inauguration • It took Andrew Jackson three weeks to reach the white house in Washington D.C, traveling by a steamboat and a carriage. • The inauguration took place on March 4th, 1829 accompanying over 10,000 people at the United States Capital.
Jackson’s Presidency • 1829-1837
Jacksonian Democracy • It was a political movement toward greater democracy for the greater good and only was valid to white, male citizens. • It also promoted strength to the presidency and executive branch. • Opposed the national and central banks (second bank.)
Continued • It relied on the general principles of: Expanded suffrage- voting rights only to white men. Manifest Destiny- all white Americans had destiny to settle west. Patronage- encouraged participation from the common man. Strict Constructionism- favoring a federal government of limited powers. The Jacksonian Democracy finally ended after 1850 but before the American Civil War.
Indian Removal Act • The act was passed to remove the Indians from the states. • The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes were affected with the law. • Signed into law on May 28, 1830 • This caused many Indians relocate to Indian Territory, which in now present day Oklahoma
Tariff of Abominations • It was passed by congress to protect industry in the United States. • It was labeled the Tariff of Abominations because of effects on the southern economy. • Industries were being driven out of business by low-priced imported goods by putting a tax on them. • Because of the reduced market of goods, the southern economy was very bad.
Andrew Jackson’s death • He fled an assassination attempt by Richard Lawrence in January 30, 1835. • He died on July 8th, 1845. • The location of his grave is in Nashville, Tennessee.
Quiz Time!!! • What two battles did Andrew Jackson win as army general for the colonial army? • Where did Andrew Jackson spent most of his time living?(trick question) • How many years did Andrew Jackson serve as president? • What does the monster on the Jacksonian Democracy represent? • Which part of the United States have a bad economy during the Tariff of Abominations?
The End!!!!!!!!!! By Morgan Gillespie