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President Andrew Jackson
4580 Rachelís Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37076
Voice: 615-889-2941

Our seventh president was born on March 15, 1767 in a small settlement in the Carolinas. As a child, he received little education, but in his late teens he read law and became a well respected lawyer in Tennessee. He became the first man from Tennessee to be elected to the House of Representatives. After being in the senate for a short time, he became a major general in the War of 1812. He defeated the British at New Orleans and became a national hero.

Andrew Jackson later became president after winning the election of 1828 as a member of the Democratic Party. He became the first president to invite the public to the inaugural ball. His popularity allowed him to win the reelection in 1832.

During his presidency, Jackson tackled many of the problems facing the American people. He managed to become the first president to pay off the American debt, even though the accomplishment was short-lived due to an economic depression. He opposed the National Bank, and fought with the bank over several issues. Probably the most controversial topic of Jacksonís presidency was the Indian Removal set in motion by him. After signing a removal treaty, the Cherokee Indians were sent out of the boundaries of the States.

The first attempt to do bodily harm to a president was against Jackson on May 6, 1833 by a Navy sailor. The first attempt to murder a president was also against Jackson on January 30, 1835. The man had recently lost his job painting houses and blamed Jackson for a loss of money. After several ridiculous rantings he was deemed insane and institutionalized.

After Andrew Jacksonís presidency, he retired to his home in Tennessee, where he died in June of 1845.



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