About Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. He served from 1829 to 1837. He was the first president to come from a poor family. His parents were farmers.
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Jackson in the American Revolution
As a 13-year-old, Andrew Jackson was a messenger for South Carolina military forces during the American Revolution. He was captured by the British. When Jackson refused to shine the boots of a British officer, the officer slashed Jackson’s face with his sword.

The Hermitage
Andrew Jackson and his wife lived on a plantation called the Hermitage before Jackson became president in 1829. The Hermitage is near Nashville, Tennessee.
Battle of New Orleans
Andrew Jackson became a military hero during the War of 1812 against Britain. He led the American army to victory in the Battle of New Orleans.
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Trail of Tears
While Andrew Jackson was president, the Cherokee were forced to leave their land in Georgia. In 1838, the Cherokee began the march to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Thousands died on the way. Their journey is called the Trail of Tears.

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