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Andrew Jackson Timeline

Short Biography of President Andrew Jackson
Lifespan: 1767 - 1845
Born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina
Andrew Jackson died on June 8, 1845 at the Hermitage near Nashville, Tennessee
7th president of America - Age at Inauguration - 61 years old - Political Party - Democrat - His term in office was from 1829 to 1837

Why was Andrew Jackson famous?
Andrew Jackson was famous as the seventh President of the United States of America and is considered to be the father of the modern Presidency as he significantly contributed to the expansion of the office.

The next US President was Martin Van Buren.



Born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina to a family of poor Irish immigrants. Andrew Jackson’s father died before he was born and his mother and 2 brothers died before he was 14.

1775 - 83


The American Revolution, the American War of Independence, led by George Washingtonwas fought between Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.



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

1798 -1804


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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