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Andrew Jackson

7th President of the United States

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Born on March 15, 1767 on the border between North and South Carolina, Jackson joined the militia at the age of 13 to fight in the American Revolution. He later became a lawyer, helping to draft the constitution of Tennessee. He spent a year in the United States House of Representatives and later served in the United States Senate.

During the War of 1812, Jackson defeated the Creek Indians at Horseshoe Bend AL and the British Army of General Pakenham at the Battle of New Orleans.

In 1824, he received the most popular votes as well as the most votes in the Electoral College, but the United States House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams as President instead. In 1828, he won the Presidency and was re-elected in 1832. He opposed the Bank of the United States and created the first national convention to nominate a candidate for President. After leaving office, he retired to The Hermitage outside Nashville, where he died in 1845.