parents emigrated from
two years before his birth, which was March 15, 1767.
His father died before he was born.
At age 13,
joined a local militia to fight during the
His eldest brother,
died during the
Battle of Stono Ferry,
June 20, 1779.
and another brother,
were taken prisoner and nearly starved to death.
contracted smallpox in prison and died.
A British officer ordered young
to polish the boots.
When Andrew refused, the officer drew his sword and slashed him across the head, arm and hand, leaving Andrew with permanent scars.
On May 29, 1780, British forces, numbering 14,000, laid
siege to Charleston, South Carolina.
After six weeks, Continental Major General Benjamin Lincoln surrendered.
Nearly 6,000 Americans were taken captive, the largest number of Americans prior to the Civil War.
Buildings were converted into prisons, and many prisoners were put on British starving ships where contracted diseases.
along with other women, volunteered to care for the sick American prisoners.
contracted "ship fever" and died, being buried in an unmarked grave.
was an orphan at age 14.
supported and educated himself, eventually becoming a frontier country lawyer,
In 1788, at the age of 21, was appointed prosecutor of the Western District.
In 1796, at the age of 29,
was elected as a delegate to the Tennessee constitutional convention, where he is credited with proposing the Indian name "Tennessee."
Tennessee citizens elected Jackson a U.S. Congressman then U.S. Senator.
In 1798, Jackson served as a judge on Tennessee's Supreme Court.
Speculating in land,
bought the Hermitage plantation near Nashville and was one of three investors who founded Memphis.
During the War of 1812, Red Stick Creek Indians were instigated by the British to massacre 500 Americans at Fort Mims, Alabama.
The French pronunciation of Red Stick was "Baton Rouge."
was sent to fight the Red Stick Creek Indians at the
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
both served under Jackson.
A strict battlefield officer,
was described as being "tough as old hickory," leading to his nickname
Against overwhelming odds,
defeated the British at the
Battle of New Orleans
in January 8, 1815.
Over 2,000 British were killed or wounded, as compared to only 71 American casualties.
defeated Seminole Indians and served as the
Territorial Governor of Florida.
The city of
Florida is named after him.
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carried bullet fragments in his body from duels, most notably from defending his wife's honor.
The stressful personal attacks during his Presidential campaign contributed
his wife Rachel's
death just three months before he took office.
The 7th U.S.
President, Andrew Jackson
stated in his 2nd Inaugural:
"It is my fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand, and who has kept us in His hands from the infancy of our Republic to the present day ...
that He will ... inspire the hearts of my fellow-citizens that we may be preserved from danger."
is considered the founder of the modern
Most Presidential Administrations have a combination of both negative and positive aspects, with a more recent example being that of
Democrat President Bill Clinton.
was impeached in 1998 for perjury in a sexual scandal with Monica Lewinsky, and he interjected a sexual revolution in the military with his "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy;
balanced the budget, reduced the number of welfare recipients, and signed the Defense of Marriage Act -- defining marriage as one man and one woman.
In like fashion,
Andrew Jackson -- the first Democrat President
, had negative and positive aspects:
held the Democrat position of supporting slavery of Africans, and signed the infamous Indian Removal Act -- a big government solution disregarding Indian sovereignty;
paid off the national debt -- the only President ever to do so, and curtailed the power of globalist-type bankers in
The Bank War.
The Bank War
sought to have his
Second Bank of the United States
gain monopoly control over the nation's financial system.
Twenty percent of the bank was owned by foreign investors.
withdrew the Federal funds out of the
Second Bank of the United States
and vetoed a renewal of its charter, stating in 1832:
"Controlling our currency,receiving our public moneys, and holding thousands of our citizens in dependence, it would be more ... dangerous than the naval and military power of the enemy ..."
"Some of the powers ... possessed by the existing bank are unauthorized by the Constitution, subversive of the rights of the States, and dangerous to the liberties of the people."
told his Vice-President Martin Van Buren:
"The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it."
The Bank War,
there was an assassination attempt on A
January 30, 1835.
The assailant fired two pistols at point blank range, but the damp fog in Washington, DC., caused the gunpowder to misfire.
wrestled the assailant down.
On January 30, 1835,
Senator Thomas Hart Benton
wrote how the incident:
"... irresistibly carried many minds to the belief in
a superintending Providence,
manifested in the extraordinary case of two pistols in succession -- so well loaded, so cooly handled, and which afterwards fired with such readiness, force,and precision -- missing fire each in his turn, when leveled eight feet at the President's heart."
King William IV of England
heard of the incident and expressed his concern.
wrote back, exclaiming:
"A kind of Providence
had been pleased to shield me against the recent attempt upon my life, and irresistibly carried many minds to the belief in
a superintending Providence."
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Since Andrew Jackson's wife had died before he took office, his nephew's wife,
served as the unofficial
wrote to her husband,
Colonel Andrew Jackson Donelson,
December 30, 1836:
"We cannot recall her, we are commanded by our dear Saviour, not to mourn for the dead, but for the living ...
She has changed a world of woe for a world of eternal happiness, and we ought to prepare as we too must follow ... 'The Lord's will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'"
On March 25, 1835,
wrote in a letter:
"I was brought up a rigid Presbyterian, to which I have always adhered.
Our excellent Constitution guarantees to every one freedom of religion, and charity tells us (and you know Charity is the real basis of all true religion) ... judge the tree by its fruit.
All who profess Christianity believe in a Savior, and that by and through Him we must be saved ..."
"We ought, therefore, to consider all good Christians whose walks correspond with their professions, be they Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Baptist, Methodist or Roman Catholic."
On JUNE 8, 1845,
Citing the Bible as the foundation of individual rights,
"That book, Sir, is the Rock upon which our republic rests."
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