Andrew Jackson

7th President

Andrew Jackson was nicknamed "Old Hickory" because of his
toughness and his aggressive personality.

As a boy, Jackson served as a messenger against the British Army
in the American Revolution.

Jackson was born and grew up in South Carolina, he moved first
to North Carolina and then to the frontier that became the State
of Tennessee.

Before he became President, Jackson served in the U.S. Military as
an Army General and also served as Governor of Florida.

Jackson fought in duels that were fatal to some of his opponents.

Jackson was a wealthy slaveholder, but he fought politically against
what he denounced as a closed, undemocratic aristocracy.

As President, Jackson appealled to common citizens for their support.

During his presidency, Andrew Jackson expanded the spoils system
to strengthen his own political base.

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