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Jackson's Scotch-Irish parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, emigrated to America from northern Ireland in 1765. At this time they had two sons, Hugh and Robert. The elder Jackson took up farming in the backwoods Waxhaw settlement on the border between North and South Carolina. He died in 1767. A few days later, on March 15, Andrew was born. The widow Jackson moved her family into the home of a nearby relative, James Crawford, where Andrew spent his boyhood. He attended frontier schools and acquired the reputation of being fiery-tempered and willing to fight all comers. He also learned to read, and he was often called on by the community to read aloud the news from the Philadelphia papers.
He never attended college.
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Answer More than any of his predecessors, Jackson exercised executive authority to implement his policies and thwart the opposition. He vetoed a dozen bill…s, more than had all previous presidents combined, and was the first chief executive to exercise the pocket veto, by which a bill passed within 10 days (excluding Sundays) before Congress adjourns does not become law if the president does not sign it. He grew powerful in office through effective use of the spoils system, domination of the party convention, and appeals to the common people. He was a founder of the modern presidency.
Jackson was a protestant Christian and joined the Presbyterian church late in life.
There were problems after the inauguration when many of his supporters converged in the White House. Jackson must have invited some of them and welcomed them to a point, but t…hey came in such large numbers that they forced their way in and became a problem when the food and drink ran out. They came in through the windows when the doors were closed off. Jackson had to flee and spent the night in a hotel.
He liked horseback riding and reading . He raised race horses, had a race-track on his estate and made large bets on his horses. He wanted very much to get rich and engaged in… land speculation and other business ventures such as a store.
Andrew Jackson became the President of the United States prior to the Civil War. He wanted the country to become an industry powerhouse with a strong military.
Andrew Jackson was described as, unlawful, awkward, selfish, wrongheaded man, obstinate, passionate, ignorant, imbecile, ungovernable temper.
Lyncoya was a Creek Indian infant whose mother had been killed in the attack on Tallaseehatchee, located in what is now Calhoun County, Alabama, The few women not killed durin…g the battle refused to take another woman's child. The baby was taken back to Fort Strother and Andrew Jackson was the only person who knew how to get the baby to take some milk. Jackson gave the baby his name and sent him to his home in Nashville and unofficially adopted him. Life for Lyncoya was not ideal, he tried to run away several time to rejoin his people. Finally Jackson sent him to a saddle maker in Nashville as an apprentice. Lyncoya died at age 16 from TB. His burial place is unknown/
likes: serving his country dislikes: anything british and the selfish rich
Legend says that he had a parrot which screeched obscenities at his funeral. He wrote a letter to his adopted son, Andrew, in which he inquired about his dog, and stated h…is own love of dogs and their benefits to man, so he presumably kept dogs at his home, but no particular one was ever given mention. Of course, he valued his horses, but they, being necessities were not regarded as pets. WHAT A PUSSY
Major Domestic Policy: Jackson ran for office in 1828, defeating John Quincy Adams who was running for reelection. People liked Jackson because of the fact that he showe…d them who he really was. He made the government more democratic, and also made it easier to vote by dropping a majority of the qualifications like religious requirements. During Jackson's time in office, he aimed toward uniting the country. He passed the force bill, which enabled him to end any conflict in the Carolinas. The Compromise Tariff, created by Henry Clay in 1833, promised to lower the protective tariff until it had reached the price in 1824. The charter of the second bank of the United States was about to run out. Nicholas Biddle suggested that the charter should be extended. This bill was vetoed by Andrew Jackson and then created smaller banks, which destroyed the national banks. This then resulted with a depression at the end of Jackson's term.
The Jacksons had three children, all adopted. Andrew Jackson Jr was born to Andrew Jackson's brother Severn and Severn Jackson's wife, Elizabeth Rucker Donelson, but his twin… brother, Thomas Jefferson Donelson, remained with his natural parents. On the frontier battlefield, Andrew Jackson found a young Indian boy whose parents had been killed, and had the child delivered to his home, where he was named Lyncoya and raised as a son. Another child, Andrew Jackson Hutchings, the orphaned grand niece of Rachel Jackson, was taken in and raised by the Jacksons from the age of five. The Jacksons also served as guardians for several other children, which under the customs of the day meant that the Jacksons provided for the financial welfare of these children, who were mostly cousins, nieces, and nephews, but they did not live with the Jacksons. One nephew who did live with them was Andrew Jackson Donelson, later to be Millard Fillmore's running mate on the American Party ticket in 1856
Jackson was born on the western frontier of the Carolinas, an area that was in dispute between North Carolina and South Carolina, and both states have claimed him as a native …son. Jackson maintained that he was born in South Carolina, and the weight of evidence supports his assertion. The area offered little opportunity for formal education, and what schooling he received was interrupted by the British invasion of the western Carolinas in 1780-81. In the latter year he was captured by the British. Shortly after being imprisoned, he refused to shine the boots of a British officer and was struck across the face with a sabre. His mother and two brothers died during the closing years of the war, direct or indirect casualties of the invasion of the Carolinas. This sequence of tragic experiences fixed in Jackson's mind a lifelong hostility toward Great Britain. After the end of the American Revolution, he studied law in an office in Salisbury, North Carolina, and was admitted to the bar of that state in 1787. In 1788 he went to the Cumberland region as prosecuting attorney of the western district of North Carolina-the region west of the Appalachians, soon to become the state of Tennessee.
Andrew Jackson did not have any children of his own. He adopted one of the twin nephews of his wife, Rachel, for reasons that remain unclear. This son, Andrew Jackson, Jr(18…08-1865) , became the heir of the Jackson estate. Andrew Jackson, Jr. would eventually sell the Hermitage to the State of Tennessee to pay off huge debts he had incurred. He continued to live there, rent free, until his death in 1865. His wife, Sarah Yorke , continued to live at the Hermitage until her death in 1888. The Jackson's also adopted a young Creek (Native American) boy, Lincoya, whose parents had been killed by Jackson's troops in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Lincoya died at the age of 16 of tuberculosis just a few months before his father was elected as president. [Source: All The President's Children by Doug Wead, 2003.]