He joined the Army at the age of just 13 to fight in the Revolutionary War (1775–83)
Andrew Jackson married Rachel Donelson Jackson who was a widow with 11 children. He helped raise her children as if they were his own.
1796 - 97
Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1796-97
1797 - 98
United States Senator, 1797-98
Justice on Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804
He fought in the War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain
1817 - 1818
He fought in the First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British in the War of 1812.
Governor of the Florida Territory, 1821
James Monroe implemented the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 which declared against foreign colonization or intervention in the Americas.
1823 - 25
United States Senator, 1823-25
He became the 7th President of America in 1829 at the age of 61 and served for 8 years until 1837
Second Seminole War begins. President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act
1835 - 1836
The Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836) which included the famous Battle of the Alamo. Texas settlers from the United States to join the Texan Army which defeated the Mexican Army
1838-1839: The Trail of Tears
He died of consumption, dropsy and tubercular haemorrhaging on June 8, 1845 near Nashville, Tennessee.
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