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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

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
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
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
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
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
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.
jacksonian democracy
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.)
  • 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
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
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
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
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

The End!!!!!!!!!!

By Morgan Gillespie