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15/03/1767 The 7th US President Andrew Jackson is born

Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress. As president, Jackson sought to advance the rights of the "common man" against a "corrupt aristocracy" and to preserve the Union.


  • Essentials 

  • Early life and education 

  • Revolutionary War service 

  • Early career 

  • Planting career and controversy 

  • Military career 

  • Presidential aspirations 

  • Presidency 1829–1837 

  • Later life and death 

  • Personal life 

  • Legacy