Andrew Jackson

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  • Birthday

    Birthday
    Waxhaws, South Carolina to parents Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    He got married to Rachel Jackson, and was the first presidential marriage which a president got married to a divorced woman. He got married in Nashville Tennessee
  • Tennessee State Senator

    Tennessee State Senator
    his first governmental position was the state senator of Tennessee.
  • War Experience

    War Experience
    Andrew Jackson was a war general during the war of 1812 and is known as the "Hero of New Orleans" because of it.
  • Commander of Militia

    Commander of Militia
    Jackson was the commander of Militia during the war of 1812
  • Battle Of New Orleans

    Battle Of New Orleans
    He became a national hero after defeating the British at New Orleans during the War of 1812. Only several days after the signing of a peace treaty in Europe. The battle was one of the most lopsided victories in American history, where the British lost over two thousand men and the Americans only a handful.
  • Treaty Of Fort Jackson

    Treaty Of Fort Jackson
    A punitive treaty Jackson imposed on the Creek Indians in 1814 after defeating the tribe in a series of battles. It stripped the tribe of much of its land and rights.
  • Governor of Florida

    Governor of Florida
    He was the governor of Florida March 10-July 18,1821
  • Jackson finds the Democratic Party

    Jackson finds the Democratic Party
    Andrew Jackson was the founder of the Democratic Party. It was founded 1820-1828
  • Jackson Inaugurated

    Jackson Inaugurated
    Andrew Jackson took the oath of office and became the seventh president of the United States.
  • Jackson vetoes Maysville Road bill

    Jackson vetoes Maysville Road bill
    Jackson vetoes the Maysville Road bill, which would have sanctioned the federal government's purchase of stock for the creation of a road entirely within Kentucky.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The president to granted unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation policy.
  • Peggy Eaton affair

    Peggy Eaton affair
    Jackson reshuffles his cabinet following the divisive and ongoing “Peggy Eaton Affair.” The woman's first husband supposedly committed suicide after discovering her dalliance with Tennessee senator John Eaton, whom Jackson later names secretary of war. Members of Jackson's inner circle and their wives feud over accusations about the woman's alleged behavior. Jackson supports the Eatons and is outraged by the charges.
  • Tariff Of 1832

    Tariff Of 1832
    An attempt by Jackson and Congress to remedy the unevenness of the Tariff of 1828. It would eventually lead to the Nullification Crisis.
  • Jackson vetoes the Second Bank of the U.S.

    Jackson vetoes the Second Bank of the U.S.
    On July 10, 1832, President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would have renewed the corporate charter for the Second Bank of the United States. It was one of the most definitive acts of his presidency.
  • Ordinance of Nullification

    Ordinance of Nullification
    A South Carolina state convention adopts the Ordinance of Nullification, an decree nullifying congressional acts involving duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities.
  • Jackson Re-election

    Jackson Re-election
    The 1832 United States presidential election was the 12th quadrennial presidential election, held from November 2, to December 5, 1832. It saw incumbent President Andrew Jackson, candidate of the Democratic Party, defeat Henry Clay, candidate of the National Republican Party.
  • Nullification Proclamation

    Nullification Proclamation
    Jackson issues the Nullification Proclamation, reaffirming his belief that states and municipalities are forbidden from nullifying federal laws.
  • Vice president resigns

    Vice president resigns
    Vice President John C. Calhoun resigned from office, Making Martin Van Buren Vice President
  • First President to Ride a Train

    First President to Ride a Train
    Andrew Jackson becomes the first U.S. President to ride on a locomotive as he rides from Ellicott Mills, Maryland to Baltimore on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
  • Force Bill

    Force Bill
    Pressed by Jackson, Congress passes the Force Bill, authorizing Jackson's use of the army to gain compliance for federal law in South Carolina. Vice President Calhoun voices his dissent.
  • Jackson terminates national debt

    Jackson terminates national debt
    Jackson announces he will terminate the national debt, freeing the United States of foreign and domestic obligations beyond the reserves of the Treasury.
  • Coinage Act

    Coinage Act
    Jackson signs as part of his push to make gold and silver the dominant specie in America.
  • Jackson commissions Edmund Roberts

    Jackson commissions Edmund Roberts
    Jackson commissions Edmund Roberts as an agent of the United States to negotiate commercial trade treaties abroad. His efforts result in the first treaties between the United States and a number of far eastern governments.
  • Attempted Assassination

    Attempted Assassination
    Richard Lawrence attempted to shoot President Andrew Jackson outside the United States Capitol. Jackson was the first president to be the target of an assassination.
  • Texas Declares Independence

    Texas Declares Independence
    In Washington, D.C., the delegates of the people of Texas officially and unanimously declare their independence.
  • Arkansas admitted a state

    Arkansas admitted a state
    While Jackson was in office, he made Arkansas the 25th state of our nation.
  • Michigan admitted a state

    Michigan admitted a state
    While Jackson was in office, he admitted Michigan as the 26th state of our nation.
  • Martin Van Buren inaugurated

    Martin Van Buren inaugurated
    Martin Van Buren is sworn in as the eighth President of the United States. His inaugural address serves largely as a commemoration of his predecessor, President Andrew Jackson.
  • Death

    Death
    Jackson died from lead poisoning in his chest.