Timeline Description: Andrew Jackson was the seventh president in America. He was a well-known war hero, and his nickname was "Old Hickory" because he was tough as wood. He is remembered for many good points in his presidency, but also for several bad points.
|1767||Andrew Jackson's birth
Andrew Jackson was born in a country settlement in the Carolina territories. His hometown was in the backwoods, and he received little education.
|1780||The Revolutionary War
At the age of thirteen, Jackson signed up to help the American militia during the American Revolution. He worked as a courier, taking messages between troops and leaders.
|1780||Jackson educates himself (1780's)
In his late teens, Jackson started reading law books. Through hard work he educated himself and became a lawyer in Tennessee.
Jackson practiced law in Tennessee for several years, and when Tennessee became an official state, Jackson was elected as one of their Representatives in the House of Representatives.
|1798||Tennessee Supreme Court Judge
Mr. Jackson moved on to work in the Senate, but he resigned quickly and moved back home. In Tennessee, he began work as a Tennessee Supreme Court Judge.
Andrew Jackson first became well known during the Battle of Horseshoe Bend where he defeated the Creek Indians. He was an army general at the time.
|1815||War of 1812
During the war against the British, Andrew Jackson served as a major general. He was called a war hero after he helped win a battle at New Orleans.
|1821||Work in Florida
After President Adams acquired Florida from the Spanish, Jackson was named as Florida's military governor. He served from March to December of 1821.
|1822||More work in the Senate
After a long break from the Senate, Jackson returned to the US Senate where he served up until the time he ran for president in 1824.
|1824||Jackson runs for president
Andrew Jackson ran against John Quincy Adams, but Adams beat him out. Jackson began campaigning again immediately in order to run again at the next election.
Jackson's extra work paid off, and he beat out Adams for the presidency in 1828.
|1835||The Federal Debt
After being re-elected in 1832, Jackson worked hard and paid off the entire National Debt. It was the only time in history that this has happened.
Andres Jackson was the first president who had an assassin attempt to kill him while he was still president. It happened outside the US Capitol, but the assassin's guns both misfired, and Jackson was saved.
One of the worst dents on Jackson's presidency was his work in Indian removal. Before and during his presidency, he worked to force Indians to move further west. The most infamous of these removals was the Trail of Tears.
Andrew Jackson passed away retired to Hermitage, his plantation home in Tennessee, where he passed away in June 1845.