Andrew Jackson Struggles

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Andrew Jackson was an important figure in American history. Andrew Jackson went through many struggles including the British army and his family’s poverty in his early life. After working very hard Andrew Jackson finally reached his goal of becoming president. It all started when Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767. His parents were Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson. Sadly his dad died three weeks before he was born. He was only twenty- nine years old. This is how Andrew Jackson got his name. It is said that he was born in the Waxhaws region by the Carolinas. He had two brothers who were Hugh and Robert Jackson. During his early life, his family was going through poverty. Jackson received an inconsistent education throughout …show more content…
He was raised by them and started getting back into school. He began studying law in Salisbury, North Carolina. Because of this, he was admitted to the bar in 1787. Soon after this, he was appointed prosecuting attorney in the western district of North Carolina. He then moved to Nashville where he could settle in a bit. Here he became a wealthy landowner from the money he received from a private practice. In 1796, Andrew Jackson was a member of the convention that established the Tennessee Constitution. The Tennessee Constitution established the government of the state. It set the structures, responsibilities, character, rules, and process of amendment. He was also elected Tennessee’s first representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. The next year he was elected the U.S. Senate. He resigned from this eight months later. Jackson had a chance to become a circuit judge on the Tennessee superior court. He took it and stayed there until 1804. The same year received a plantation in Davidson County, Tennessee. It was called the Hermitage. At the start he had nine African-American slaves worked on the cotton …show more content…
Jackson wins with 56% of the popular vote. In the Electoral College Jackson receives 178 votes, while his opponent, John Quincy Adams, receives 63 votes. Throughout his presidency many things occurred. The main thing that happened is the Indian Removal Act. The Indian removal act was signed on May 28, 1830 by Andrew Jackson. It gave the federal government the power to relocate Indians in the east to the west of the Mississippi River. The Indian Removal act involved the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes. The Indians were given time to relocate peacefully. The Choctaw and the Chickasaw were the only tribes to do so. The other three were pushed out of their homes a guided to their new homes west of the Mississippi River. It was in the dead of winter when the massive relocation had occurred. Many Indians died along the journey. The Indians referred to this massive relocation to the Trail of Tears.
On March 4, 1837 Andrew Jackson’s presidency ended. He achieved many great things during his presidency that left a legacy. He left going for a smooth retirement at The Hermitage. He died there on June 8, 1845. He was age 78. He died from a combination of Tuberculosis, heart failure, and lead poisoning. Today he is known as one of the best presidents and is on the twenty dollar bill. Andrew Jackson was a very important president and was a part of shaping how the United States is

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