(1767 - 1845 )
Who was Andrew Jackson ?
Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina. Although he received an unstructured education, he studied law avidly for two years, and became a respected lawyer in Tennessee. He was the first man elected to the House of Representatives from Tennessee, and later served a brief term in the Senate. During the War of 1812, he rose through the ranks to become a major general.
Jackson's Presidential view was a government of common people. He was a strong willed man who freely exercised his authority for the two terms he served as President. Because of this, political cartoons portrayed him as King Andrew I. His arch-rival was the Bank. Earlier in his life, he suffered a setback which he attributed to the Second Bank of the United States. As President, he meant to destroy it.
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