Andrew Jackson 3


Andrew Jackson was born in Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina on March 15, 1767. His parents Andrew Jackson (father) and Elizabeth Hutchington (mother) had three children together. They were Hugh Jackson, Andrew Jackson, and another name that is unknown (Gale Research, 1997)
In Jackson's childhood, he had a bad reputation because he had a quick temper. He grew up with people who were ready to fight at any time to defend their honor. Whenever a boy played a joke on Jackson, Jackson would challenge him to a fight. As a young boy, everyone said that Jackson "never gave up". His mother wanted him to be a minister when he grew up. In the year 1781 Andrew’s mother died of cholera while ...

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a very deadly disease, during the times of George Washington, but he survived it (internet)
He went to Waxhaw Presbyterian Church because he wanted to be a minister. Later on, he started to study law and became a lawyer and a landowner. he was a general in the War of 1812. He graduated high school from Waxhaw Presbyterian Church and is believed to have gone to college.
He got married to Mrs. Rachael Donelson Robards, a dark eyed, dark haired woman. They did not have any children together. So they adopted a nephew of Rachael’s and named him Andrew Jr. As he was married and now an adult, he had many jobs such as a lawyer, soldier, general, and a politician. He became famous for being an Indian fighter. He is also famous as a general in the War of 1812. He got the nickname "Old Hickory" because of his toughness. He founded the Democratic Party. He was the 7th president of the United States but that happened on his second chance running for presidency (Encyclopedia, 1976), he ...

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