Andrew Jackson : The Founding Of The Democratic Party And His Support Of Individual Liberty

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Andrew Jackson is known for being the founder of the Democratic Party and for his support of individual liberty. When the war between Britain and the United States of America, Andrew Jackson had become a well-off Tennessee lawyer and expanding young politician by 1812, even though he was born in poverty, when war broke out between the United States and Britain. On March 15, 1767, Andrew Jackson was born to Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson. His Parents were Scots-Irish colonists who emigrated from Ireland in 1765. In 1796, Jackson was a member of the convention that recognized the Tennessee Constitution and was elected Tennessee 's first representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to the U.S. Senate the next year, but after serving for only eight months, he resigned. From 1798 to 1804, Jackson was appointed a circuit judge on the Tennessee superior court. During that same year, Jackson acquired an expansive plantation in Davidson County, Tennessee, called the Hermitage.
In 1824, state factions rallied around “Old Hickory,” and a Pennsylvania convention nominated him for the U.S. presidency. Though Jackson won the popular vote, no candidate gained majority of the Electoral College vote, which threw the election to the House of Representatives. Speaker of the House Henry Clay, who had finished fourth in the electoral vote, pledged his support to Jackson’s primary opponent, John Quincy Adams, who emerged victorious. At first Jackson accepted the…

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