Ten fun facts about Andrew Jackson


Fact 1
Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina.

Fact 2
He was orphaned by the age of 14 and raised by his uncle. He began studying law in Salisbury, North Carolina in his late teens.

Fact 3
In 1796 Jackson was a member of the convention that established the Tennessee Constitution at was elected Tennessee’s first representative in the US House of Representative.


Fact 4
In 1798 he was elected a judge of the Tennessee Supreme Court, serving in that position until 1804.

Fact 5
Jackson was also a landowner and a merchant in addition to being a lawyer, politician and judge. He is known as the “people’s president”, as a fierce warrior and for his support of individual liberty

Fact 6
He was named a Major General in the US Army in 1814 during the War of 1812. He defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans and was lauded as a hero.

Fact 7
Jackson was appointed commander of the Tennessee militia in 1801 and major general after his military success at Horseshoe Bend.

Fact 8
He was named Florida’s military government from March 1821 to December 1821.

Fact 9
Jackson was nominated for the US presidency in 1824. He won the presidential election of 1828 by a landslide.

Fact 10
He died of lead poisoning after returning to the Hermitage shortly after completing his second term in the White House. He died at the age of 78 on June 8, 1845.


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