Andrew Jackson Presentation for Bosco Tech Students A-2
The Seventh President of the United States
Joseph Chamul, Matthew Castro, Jairo Chen, Alec
Diaz, and Nick Lira
His father died before he was born.
At age 13, Jackson joined a local
militia and served as a courier during
the Revolutionary War.
His mother died of cholera in 1779
and in the same year both of his brothers died
during the Revolutionary War.
Andrew Jackson grew up an orphan from the
age of 14.
Jackson had a variety of jobs leading up to his
presidency including :
Tennessee's first representative in the U.S. House
of Representative (1796)
Judge of the Tennessee Supreme Court (1798)
Owned a plantation in Davidson County,
Tennessee, called the Hermitage (1804).
In the War of 1812 he led his
troops to victory against the
Creek Indians at Horseshoe
Bend, killing some 800 warriors
and procuring 20 million acres
Later he led 5,000 soldiers to defeat 7,500 British in
New Orleans, on January 8, 1815, and was named a
During the First Seminole War, in 1817, Jackson and
his troops captured Pensacola, Florida and
overthrew West Florida Governor José Masot.
In 1822, Jackson was re-elected to the Senate.
State parties rallied for his nomination and in 1824, he
was nominated for the presidency.
Although he was the most popular candidate, he lost
the election when the House of Representatives voted
for his rival, John Adams.
Adams’ victory was because of an alleged deal to
give Adams the election in exchange for Henry Clay's
secretary of state seat. This became known as the
In response to the House's decision Jackson was re-nominated
by the people in 1825. This caused the
Democratic-Republican party to split into two.
Jackson won the presidential election of 1828
by a landslide.
His opponents nicknamed him "jackass," a
nickname Jackson took a liking to. Eventually,
he used the symbol of a donkey to represent
himself . It would later become the emblem
of the Democratic Party.
Jackson was well-known for his volatile
Temper and aggressiveness with Congress.
He strongly believed in giving electoral
power to the people.
He created the spoils system, a system
where the winning presidential candidate
gives government jobs to his supporters.
Jackson became involved in a battle with
the Second Bank of the United States, a
theoretically private corporation that
actually served as a government-sponsored monopoly.
Jackson charged the bank with disproportionate economic
In 1832, Jackson won his re-election campaign against
In 1835, the United States became debt free (briefly) for
the only time in history.
Jackson made some bad decisions during his presidency,
including the relocation of the 15,000 Cherokee Indians
with the Treaty of New Echota. 4,000 Native Americans
died, resulting in the Trail of Tears.
A duel on May 30, 1806 against Charles Dickinson was over
some unflattering remarks made about Jackson's wife. In
this duel Jackson was wounded. After he was hit, he took
aim and fired at Dickinson. Jackson took aim and killed
Dickinson. The bullet that wounded Jackson was lodged
near his heart and could not be safely removed. He carried
that bullet in his chest for the rest of his days.
-From the POTUS Library
Jackson died from prolonged lead poisoning in 1845.