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inauguration of Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson's Administration, 1829-1837

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An Overview of Andrew Jackson's Administration
An Overview of Andrew Jackson's Administration
Andrew Jackson believed that the President should use his constitutional powers to the fullest limit. He vetoed more bills than all the Presidents before him combined. He stood ready to argue with Congress or the Supreme Court in the name of all the people. His slogan was: "Let the people rule."
Andrew Jackson: A Chronology of His Life and Career
Andrew Jackson: A Chronology of His Life and Career
Quick to fight and never willing to give up easily, Jackson was a natural soldier. He served in the Revolutionary War at the age of 13. He won fame as an Indian fighter and as a general in the War of 1812, and was nicknamed "Old Hickory" by his fellow soldiers because of his toughness.
Rachel Jackson
Rachel Jackson
stuck by her husband, Andrew Jackson, despite numerous allegations of adultery on her part and his frequent absences. When he was elected President in 1828 she was prepared to follow him into the White House despite misgivings about being a First Lady, but died before she could take on that task.
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