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Andrew Jackson

by William P. Meyers

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"to the victors belong the spoils"

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States of America. He was elected President in 1828 and again in 1832. Prior to becoming President he had been a lawyer, professional gambler, cock-fight promoter, slave-trader, pioneer and Indian-killer, and cotton plantation operator in Tennessee. He became famous during the War of 1812 after his troops won the Battle of New Orleans. He was the first President to be elected from the Democratic Party.

Internet Biography of Andrew Jackson by William P. Meyers. Long enough to give a clear picture of Jackson's life and his impact on the U.S.A., short enough to actually read, in sections that make good term paper topics. Also available: Internet Biography of Andrew Jackson Kindle edition.

President Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson's Place in History

The Fundamentalist Constitution, Andrew Jackson, and the Balanced Budget Amendment [August 29, 2011]
Egypt and Jacksonian Democracy [February 2, 2011]
A Brief History of the Democratic Party. Includes Andrew Jackson's role in its formation.
Barack Obama Compared to Andrew Jackson. Compares the campaigns of the two men.
The War of 1812, Andrew Jackson, and Slavery. Part of a series on slavery and its impact on today's politics.

Related Sites

Andrew Jackson at Wikipedia
White House Biography of President Jackson A dirt-free bio.
State Library of North Carolina Jackson biography. Short but hits the highlights.
The Hermitage. Andrew Jackson's home, now a museum.
Andrew Jackson's 1830 message to Congress On Indian Removal

This page provides links to essays on Andrew Jackson by William P. Meyers, as well as links to external Web sites with Andrew Jackson information.

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