Andrew Jackson: During the American Revolutionary War Essay

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Andrew Jackson was born to Presbyterian Scots-Irish immigrants Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson, on March 15, 1767 approximately two years after they had emigrated from Carrickfergus.[2][3] Three weeks after his father 's death, Andrew was born in the Waxhaws area near the border between North and South Carolina. He was the youngest of the Jacksons ' three sons. His exact birth site was the subject of conflicting lore in the area. Jackson claimed to have been born in a cabin just inside South Carolina.[4]
Jackson refusing to clean a British officer 's boots (1876 lithograph)
Jackson refusing to clean a British officer 's boots (1876 lithograph)

He received a sporadic education in the local "old-field" school. During the American
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Senator as a Democratic-Republican. He resigned within a year. In 1798, he was appointed a judge of the Tennessee Supreme Court, serving until 1804.[8]

Besides his legal and political career, Jackson prospered as a planter and merchant. In 1803 he owned a lot, and built a home and the first general store in Gallatin, Sumner County. In 1804, he acquired the "Hermitage", a 640-acre (2.6 km2) plantation in Sumner County, near Nashville. Jackson later added 360 acres (1.5 km2) to

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