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04/03/1829 Presidency of Andrew Jackson begins

Jackson, the seventh United States president, took office after defeating incumbent President John Quincy Adams in the bitterly-contested presidential election. During the presidential campaign, Jackson founded a political force that became the Democratic Party. He was succeeded by Vice President Martin Van Buren.


  • Essentials 

  • Election of 1828 

  • Philosophy 

  • Administration and cabinet 

  • Judicial appointments 

  • Inauguration 

  • Petticoat affair 

  • Rotation in office and spoils system 

  • Indian removal 

  • Nullification crisis and the tariff 

  • Bank War and 1832 re-election 

  • Rise of the Whig Party 

  • Panic of 1837 

  • Other domestic issues 

  • Foreign affairs 

  • Attack and assassination attempt 

  • Presidential election of 1836 

  • Historical reputation