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President Andrew Jackson - 7th President of U.S.Andrew Jackson Facts and Trivia

Birthday: March 15, 1767
Birthplace: Waxhaw Settlement, S.C.
College or University: none
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation or Profession: Lawyer
Military Rank: (2 Stars) Major General
Married: Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson
Children: 10 adopted children
President number: 7th
Political Party: Democrat
Runner Up: John Quincy Adams - Henry Clay
Vice President: John C. Calhoun (1st term) - Martin Van Buren (2nd term)
Age at Inauguration: 61
Served: 1829-1837
Number of terms : 2
Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senator, Provisional governor of Florida
Died: June 8,1845
Age at Death: 78
Place of Burial: Hermitage, Tn.

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- At nine years old, Jackson read the Declaration of Independence aloud to neighbors who had never learned to read.

- At 13 years old, he left school to join the American Revolution as a messenger. He was captured by the British and became a prisoner of war.

- Jackson led troops to victory in the Battle of New Orleans and final battle of the War of 1812.

- Jackson's soldiers nicknamed him "Old Hickory" during the War of 1812 because he was willing to suffer the same hardships as the average soldier.

- Andrew Jackson was the first president who didn't come from a wealthy family showing the American people that anyone can succeed.

- As president, Jackson vetoed many bills. Only one major law (the Indian Removal Act) was passed in his 8 years in office.

- After two terms in office, Jackson retired to the Hermitage - a cotton plantation he started in Tennessee.


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