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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 ... more »

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  • Being the dependents of the general government, and looking to its treasury as the source of all their emoluments, the state officers, under whatever names they might pass and by whatever forms their ...
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Pocket veto of a land bill, December 4, 1833. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vo...
  • Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges ... which are empl...
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Farewell address, March 4, 1837. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. II, ed. J....
  • In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural a...
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Veto of the Second National Bank, July 10, 1832. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,...
  • The ungentlemanly expressions and gasconading conduct of yours relative to me yesterday was in true character of yourself and unmask you to the world and plainly show that they were ebullitions of a b...
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, challenging Governor John Sevier to a duel, October 2, 1803, I, 71.
  • ''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.
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