Category: US President
Andrew Jackson was born on the 15th of March in 1767 in the Waxhaws border, the unmarked boundary between South and North Carolina. Andrew Jackson was born by the end of the colonial period and served as the seventh President of America between the period 1829 and 1837. The family of Andrew Jackson supported the radical cause and acted as a courier during the American Revolutionary War. Andrew Jackson was imprisoned when he was 13 years old and he was ill-treated by his British subjugators.
Later, Andrew Jackson became an attorney, and played a vital role in forming the state of Tennessee. He was designated to the United States House of Representatives, and later, elected to the United States Senate. Andrew Jackson was chosen as colonel in the Tennessee Armed Force in 1801, which became his military and political base.
Andrew Jackson possessed a number of slaves who worked on the Hermitage agricultural estate that he purchased in 1804. In 1806, Andrew Jackson killed a man in a fight, over an issue of respect about Rachel, his wife. Andrew Jackson achieved national recognition in the course of his role in the 1812 War, where he won crucial victories against the Indians and after that, over the major British offensive army at the New Orleans Battle. The army of Andrew Jackson was sent to Florida, where, with no orders, he had overthrown the small Spanish battalion. This has shown the way for the treaty directly that officially transferred Florida to the United States from Spain.
In 1824, Andrew Jackson was nominated for the presidential post, but he was narrowly defeated by John Quincy Adams. Then, the supporters of Andrew Jackson formed a new party called the Democratic Party. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was again nominated for president, and he greatly struggled against Adams and the dishonest deal between Henry Clay and Adams. By constructing on his support in the West and fresh support from New York and Virginia, Andrew Jackson won the election. The campaigners of Adams called Jackson and Rachel Jackson, his wife as bigamists. However, Rachel Jackson died just following the election and he called the slanderers as killers, swearing never to pardon them.
The struggles of Andrew Jackson with Congress were embodied in his personal opposition with Henry Clay, whom Jackson extremely disliked, and who guided the opposition party, which is the developing Whig Party. As the President of the United States, Andrew Jackson came across a secession threat from South Carolina regarding the "Tariff of Abominations" that Congress had passed under Adams. In disparity to numerous of his direct successors, Andrew Jackson denied the right of a state to break away from the union, or to invalidate the central law. The nullification disaster was resolved when the tariff was modified and Jackson endangered the use of military power if South Carolina or any other U.S. state attempted to separate.
Congress tried to authorize again the Second Bank of the United States some years earlier than the end of its charter, which Andrew Jackson opposed. He disallowed the restoration of its contract during 1832, and dismantled the contract by the time its contract concluded in 1836. The presidency of Andrew Jackson marked the commencement of the dominance of the "spoils system" in the American politics. Moreover, Andrew Jackson supported, signed, and implemented the Indian Elimination Act, which displaced many indigenous tribes to the Indian Territory, which is the current Oklahoma. Andrew Jackson encountered and overcome Henry Clay during the Presidential Election in 1832, and he generally opposed Clay. Andrew Jackson supported Martin Van Buren, his vice president, who was chosen as president in 1836. Andrew Jackson worked to strengthen the Democratic Party and assisted James K. Polk, his friend, to win the presidential election in 1844.
Andrew Jackson died on the 8th of June 1845 at the age of 78 years in Nashville in Tennessee.