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.
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.
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.