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His life is full of contradiction, much like the country he helped build. The reason is simple; Andrew Jackson is inextricably woven into the fabric of America. The Age of Jackson America during the Age of Jackson was a nation brimming with possibility and growing into a golden, young adulthood.
Though born far from the wealth of the northern elite, Jackson was able to expand the powers of the President beyond any before him. The result was indelible changes in the government. Slavery remained a pervasive part of American society as did the continuing displacement of Native Americans. Nevertheless, Jackson helped to inspire a uniquely American sense of promise and hope; the idea that anyone can succeed through hard work and natural ability, rather than through unearned power and privilege.
I thank God that my life has been spent in a land of liberty and that He has given me a heart to love my country with the affection of a son. House First president to ride a train First president to be assaulted while in office First president to be the target of an assassination attempt First president born to immigrant parents Last president to serve in the Revolutionary War he participated at age 13!
Only president to have been held as a prisoner of war Only president to raise a Native American child—Lyncoya, who was found orphaned after the Battle of Tallushatchee Only president to serve in both the American Revolution and the War of Only president to pay off the national debt At the White House First president to add running water to the White House First president to install indoor toilets at the White House Jackson Extras Jackson was largely self-taught.
He read widely from the Bible and the classics to dozens of daily and weekly newspapers. Jackson did not free any of his slaves. Jackson was only the second president to be photographed. While he was in office, some farmers gave Jackson a 1,pound wheel of cheese. He invited all comers to help themselves and, for weeks after, the White House reeked of cheese.
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Jackson's crusade against the central bank may sound also like "promoting democracy", but it was in fact hurting the country's ability to progress economically, thus hurting the common man. His use of veto was in fact imperial, not so democratic. The Recurring Myth of the NAMBLA Membership List Our membership list has NEVER come into the possession of any unauthorized person or law enforcement agency, regardless of any reports otherwise.
Andrew Jackson is noted for the creation of a whole new democratic era with in American history. Amongst his highly regarded accomplishments were arousing the "common man" to be intrigued by governmental affairs and effecting democracy to satisfy the same "common man’s” desire.
For everyone else, a one-year subscription is $25, and includes access to our Collection, essays by leading historians, and special programs and events. The proceeds of your subscription will support American history education in K–12 classrooms worldwide. The United States presidential election of was the 11th quadrennial presidential election, held from Friday, October 31, to Tuesday, December 2, It featured a re-match of the election, as President John Quincy Adams of the National Republican Party faced Andrew Jackson of the nascent Democratic Party.