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Who was Andrew Jackson?
Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1829 and ended in 1837. He was 61 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1829.

Andrew Jackson's Nickname Meanings
He was named after his father, who sadly died just before he was born. He had a variety of nicknames such as King Mob, The Hero of New Orleans and Old Hickory. His nicknames reflected his popular, military successes during the War of 1812, aka the "second war of independence." In the Battle of New Orleans (January 8, 1815) Major General Andrew Jackson defeated the invading British Army. His troops affectionately referred to him as being as "tough as old hickory."


Description and Picture of Andrew Jackson
The picture of Andrew Jackson portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as having a gaunt, slim appearance being 6 feet 1 inch in height and weighed 140 pounds. He had sandy colored hair, that turned gray as he aged, and featured a pointed 'widow's peak' at his forehead. His long, pale pointed face was dominated by his blue piercing eyes. He ensured he wore the clothes that were appropriate for the occasion and the people he was associating with.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Andrew Jackson like?
The personality of Andrew Jackson is described as a good friend and a bad enemy. He had great charisma, charm and excellent leadership skills. He had the ability to change his demeanour according to the people he was mixing with. He was quick to anger but able to control his temper quickly. He was an open, frank and direct man. 

Facts about President Andrew Jackson and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Andrew Jackson famous for? Why was Andrew Jackson important? The history and life of President Andrew Jackson during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Andrew Jackson Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Andrew Jackson?  
 He was the 7th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1829 and ended in 1837 (March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1837).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democrat political party
What other political offices did Andrew Jackson hold before his presidency?
 U.S. House of Representatives, 1796-97
 United States Senator, 1797-98
 Justice on Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804
 The Governor of the Florida Territory, 1821
 United States Senator, 1823-25
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice Presidents were John C. Calhoun (1829-1832); Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 2 states admitted to the Union
 The Indian Removal Act (1830)
 The  Oregon Trail opens (1830)
 The Texas Revolution (1835)
 The Second Seminole War (1835)
What was Andrew Jackson' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was 'Old Hickory'
Who was Andrew Jackson' s first  lady?
 The names of his First Ladies were Emily Donelson and Sarah Yorke Jackson
President Andrew Jackson Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Andrew Jackson can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Andrew Jackson Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Andrew Jackson born?  
 He was born on March 15, 1767, in Waxhaw, South Carolina, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Andrew Jackson
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson
Where was Andrew Jackson educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at home
 Religion: Presbyterian
What did Andrew Jackson do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer and soldier
Who was Andrew Jackson' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Rachel Donelson Robards (1767-1828). They married in August 1791 and in a second wedding ceremony on January 17, 1794
 Andrew Jackson, Jnr. was his adopted son
When did Andrew Jackson die?
 He died on June 8, 1845, at the Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee
Andrew Jackson Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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