Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814), and the British at the Battle of New Orleans (1815). A polarizing figure who dominated the Second Party System in the 1820s and 1830s, as president he dismantled the Second Bank of the United States and initiated ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American tribes from the Southeast to west of the Mississippi River. His enthusiastic followers created the modern Democratic Party. The 1830–1850 period later became known as the era of ... more »

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  • ''I carried $5000 when I went to Washington. I returned with barely $90 in our [sic] pockets.''
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, endorsing a letter from Reverend A.D. Campbell, March 15, 1837, V, 465.
  • ''Although I could lament in the language and feelings of David for Absalom, I am constrained to say, peace to his manes. Let us weep for the living, and not for the dead.''
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, April 29, 1833, to William B. Lewis, V, 66. Jackson's reply on learning of the...
  • ''This spirit of mob-law is becoming as great an evil as a servile war.''
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, August 9, 1835, to Amos Kendall, V, 360. The Charleston post office had been a...
  • ''We must regain Texas, peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must.''
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, February 9, 1843, to Aaron V. Brown, VI, 201-202.
  • ''Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men—and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.''
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, June 29, 1828, to James Hamilton, Jr., III, 412.
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