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1 Andrew Jackson Born 1767

2 Put in prison at age 13.

3 Put in prison at age 13 by the British for serving as a rebel messenger.

4 Member South Carolina Militia 1780 - 81

5 Self Educated Lawyer 1787

6 Married Rachel Robards after stealing her away from her husband who many historians say had abandoned her and was verbally abusive.

7 He started life poor, but became rich through hard work and perseverance.

8 He got rich in part because of the 150 humans he owned. (slaves)

9 Elected to the House of Representatives 1796

10 Served on the Superior Court of Tenn. 1798 – 1804

11 Killed Charles Dickenson (Nashville lawyer) in a duel, fighting for his wife’s honor.

12 Jackson adopted an Indian baby and raised him as his own son.

13 Jackson adopted an Indian baby after the baby’s parents were killed in a battle Jackson fought in.

14 Defeated Red Stick Confederacy 1814

15 Defeated British in New Orleans 1815 (after the war was technically over)

16 Attacked Seminoles in Florida to stop raids in 1817

17 Governor of Florida 1821

18 Nicknamed “Old Hickory” some say because he would not bend in battle.

19 Nicknamed “Old Hickory” some say because he was stubborn and would not listen to others.

20 Lost the presidential race in 1824, earning way less than half the votes. Jackson Others

21 Our 7 th President Elected in 1828 after one of the dirtiest campaigns in history.

22 Established the “Kitchen Cabinet” of informal advisors – close friends and supporters who did more than the actual cabinet secretaries.

23 Sent troops to South Carolina to stop Nullification

24 Paid off National Debt – Only President to do so. 1835

25 Survived assassination attempt and clubbed the would be assassin to the ground with his cane. Jan. 30, 1835 (At age 67)

26 After Worcester vs. Georgia, did not support Supreme Court decision and encouraged states to do what they wanted concerning Indians. John Marshall Rev. Samuel Worcester

27 1830 Indian Removal Act

28 Trail Of Tears 1838


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