Why was Andrew Jackson nicknamed 'Old Hickory'?
Hickory is a very tough kind of wood and the allusion was to his toughness.
Old Hickory is definitely a suitable name for Andrew Jackson. Hickory is a plant that is very strong and tough; it represdents Andrew Jackson, because he was tough too. :) Andrew Jackson was an orphan, and he survived smallpox. He also had a bullet stuck in his chest, because the wound was too close to his heart too perform surgery. But.... he survived that too. Andrew Jackson was a strong man Like hickory :)
Andrew Jackson was known as Old Hickory. He got the name "Old Hickory" from the troops he led in the war of 1812. They said he was tough as hickory, a wood which was known to be very strong and preferred for axe-handles and such. His cupporters used it in his politcal campaigns. President Andrew Jackson.
Andrew Jackson was nicknamed Old Hickory after the Hickory tree which produced very tough wood. Jackson was tough like the wood. His men nicknamed Old Hickory when he marched them from Natchez Mississippi back to Tennessee around 1815. Jackson became an American Hero for his defeat of the British in the Battles of New Orleans, January 8 1815. He went on to become the 7th president of the United States. He also appears on the…