History UsefulNotes / AndrewJackson

16th Jul '16 8:06:22 AM ZimFan89
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* In the AlternateHistory classic ''Literature/ForWantOfANail'', Jackson is among those who join the exodus from the British colonies after the failure of the American Revolution, eventually settling in the new nation of Jefferson (our universe's Texas). Later, when Jefferson went to war with Mexico, he was in command of the victorious Jefferson armies, and after the two nations are joined together as the United States of Mexico, Jackson becomes the first President.
12th Jul '16 7:32:30 AM DoctorCooper
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'''Andrew Jackson''' (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh president of the United States of America, serving from [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica 1829 to 1837]], right after UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams and right before UsefulNotes/MartinVanBuren, and was the first president from the Democratic Party. He was also a living testament to how {{Badass}} a man can be; no future president was near as badass until UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt came to office.

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'''Andrew Jackson''' (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh president of the United States of America, serving from [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica 1829 to 1837]], right after UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams and right before UsefulNotes/MartinVanBuren, and was the first president from the Democratic Party. He was also a living testament to how {{Badass}} badass a man can be; no future president was near as badass until UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt came to office.
21st May '16 4:38:50 PM pku
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This all took place during an era of rapid change in the United States. The Industrial Revolution began to really get going in the years after the War of 1812 and the small businesses of the post-independence years were giving way to large factories, resulting in previously self-reliant farmers and craftsmen being forced to turn to "wage slavery" to make a living. Meanwhile, thanks to the spread of the cotton gin, the rise of large slave plantations in the South began, forcing out many farmers and slaveholders. Additionally, the federal government enacted policies to help spur economic growth and modernization, policies which were often perceived as being pro-Northern and pro-wealthy. Horrified to see their way of living change right before their eyes, the common people made demands for populist reforms, such as an end to federal aid to businesses, universal white manhood suffrage, and expansion west to provide land for farmers and settlers. Jackson, now a wealthy plantation owner but sympathetic to their plight, openly sided with the little guys against big business and big government, and he rode this populist wave to a national political career. Jackson ran for the presidency in 1824 and won a plurality of the popular vote, but, in a very confusing election in which three other people ran, he did not have enough votes to win the White House, so the matter went to the House of Representatives. There, the Speaker of the House UsefulNotes/HenryClay, who was fourth place in the presidential race and a sworn enemy of Jackson, used his political influence to swing the House vote narrowly in favor of John Quincy Adams, who then became President. Outraged at this "corrupt bargain" of Washington insiders, Jackson and his supporters formed the Democratic Party and announced he would run again in 1828, and Jacksonians in Congress stopped most of Adams' policies from passing. The 1828 election, however, was just Adams against Jackson, and Jackson, benefiting from perceived corruption and incompetence in the Adams administration and from commoners in the Southern and frontier states gaining the vote, easily won in a landslide.

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This all took place during an era of rapid change in the United States. The Industrial Revolution began to really get going in the years after the War of 1812 and the small businesses of the post-independence years were giving way to large factories, resulting in previously self-reliant farmers and craftsmen being forced to turn to "wage slavery" to make a living. Meanwhile, thanks to the spread of the cotton gin, the rise of large slave plantations in the South began, forcing out many farmers and slaveholders. Additionally, the federal government enacted policies to help spur economic growth and modernization, policies which were often perceived as being pro-Northern and pro-wealthy. Horrified to see their way of living change right before their eyes, the common people made demands for populist reforms, such as an end to federal aid to businesses, universal white manhood suffrage, and expansion west to provide land for farmers and settlers. Jackson, now a wealthy plantation owner but sympathetic to their plight, openly sided with the little guys against big business and big government, and he rode this populist wave to a national political career. Jackson ran for the presidency in 1824 and won a plurality of the popular vote, but, in a very confusing election in which three other people ran, he did not have enough votes to win the White House, so the matter went to the House of Representatives. There, the Speaker of the House UsefulNotes/HenryClay, who was fourth place in the presidential race and a sworn enemy of Jackson, used his political influence to swing the House vote narrowly in favor of John Quincy Adams, who then became President. Outraged at this "corrupt bargain" of Washington insiders, Jackson and his supporters formed the Democratic Party and announced he would run again in 1828, and Jacksonians in Congress stopped most of Adams' policies from passing. The 1828 election, however, was just Adams against Jackson, and Jackson, benefiting from perceived corruption and incompetence in the Adams administration and from commoners in the Southern and frontier states gaining the vote, easily won in a landslide.
3rd May '16 12:11:51 PM Pren
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Jackson was first featured on the $20 bill in 1928; he will no longer be the only American face to appear on the bill, as UsefulNotes/HarrietTubman will also be printed sometime between 2016 and 2020.

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Jackson was first featured on the $20 bill in 1928; he will no longer be the only American face to appear on the bill, as UsefulNotes/HarrietTubman will also be printed sometime between 2016 and 2020.
2020. Funnily enough, he hated the idea of paper money, and the reason he ended up pictured on it has unfortunately been lost to history.
27th Apr '16 6:48:51 PM kill-it-with-ph1r3
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21st Apr '16 4:52:55 PM KingClark
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Jackson was first featured on the $20 bill in 1928; he will be replaced by UsefulNotes/HarrietTubman sometime between 2016 and 2020.

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Jackson was first featured on the $20 bill in 1928; he will no longer be replaced by the only American face to appear on the bill, as UsefulNotes/HarrietTubman will also be printed sometime between 2016 and 2020.
21st Apr '16 3:58:56 PM KingClark
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Jackson was first featured on the $20 bill in 1928; he will be replaced by UsefulNotes/HarrietTubman sometime between 2016 and 2020.
23rd Feb '16 6:53:46 AM JamesAustin
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One of the most distinctive personalities to occupy the presidency, Jackson was noted for his nearly uncontrollable temper and his occasional lapse into violence. UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson witnessed Jackson's early political career as a Senator during his time as UsefulNotes/JohnAdams' Vice President; while he agreed with Jackson's politics, he described him as pretty unintelligent and called him "a dangerous man." Jefferson could only begin to understand. Jackson's marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards was considered bigamous since her divorce was not officially completed at the time of their wedding. Jackson believed his political opponents' use of this as an issue in the very nasty 1828 presidential campaign resulted in her death before his inauguration, and he never forgave his enemies for this. He was famously defensive of Rachel, even [[BerserkButton going into a duel against a judge who insulted her]]. [[Website/{{Cracked}} He was in many duels, the number of which varies depending on what source you consult; some say 13, while others rank the number somewhere in the hundreds, both of which are entirely too many times for any reasonable human being to stand in front of someone who is trying to kill them with a loaded gun.]] He stopped when he was voted into office. When Jackson became a Senator, one of his foes from his duels was also in the Senate. The man had shot him, and he still had the bullet in his body. He soon got it out and even gave it to the man who shot him as a sort of peace treaty. When ever he'd get hemorrhages in his arm, he'd ask his servants for a razor and a bowl and cut them open to let them bleed out. Recent examinations of his body have shown that he suffered from lead poisoning (probably from those duels) which even reached into his skull, which possibly describes some of his more unusual behavior.

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One of the most distinctive personalities to occupy the presidency, Jackson was noted for his nearly uncontrollable temper and his occasional lapse into violence. UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson witnessed Jackson's early political career as a Senator during his time as UsefulNotes/JohnAdams' Vice President; while he agreed with Jackson's politics, he described him as pretty unintelligent and called him "a dangerous man." Jefferson could only begin to understand. Jackson's marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards was considered bigamous since her divorce was not officially completed at the time of their wedding. Jackson believed his political opponents' use of this as an issue in the very nasty 1828 presidential campaign resulted in her death before his inauguration, and he never forgave his enemies for this. He was famously defensive of Rachel, even [[BerserkButton going into a duel against a judge who insulted her]]. [[Website/{{Cracked}} He was in many duels, the number of which varies depending on what source you consult; some say 13, while others rank the number somewhere in the hundreds, both of which which, in the words of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'', are entirely too many times for any reasonable human being to stand in front of someone who is trying to kill them with a loaded gun.]] gun. He stopped when he was voted into office. When Jackson became a Senator, one of his foes from his duels was also in the Senate. The man had shot him, and he still had the bullet in his body. He soon got it out and even gave it to the man who shot him as a sort of peace treaty. When ever he'd get hemorrhages in his arm, he'd ask his servants for a razor and a bowl and cut them open to let them bleed out. Recent examinations of his body have shown that he suffered from lead poisoning (probably from those duels) which even reached into his skull, which possibly describes some of his more unusual behavior.
22nd Feb '16 9:33:22 AM JamesAustin
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'''Andrew Jackson''' (March 15, 1767–June 8, 1845) was the seventh president of the United States of America, serving from [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica 1829 to 1837]], right after UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams and right before UsefulNotes/MartinVanBuren, and was the first president from the Democratic Party. He was also a living testament to how {{Badass}} a man can be; no future president was near as badass until UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt came to office.

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'''Andrew Jackson''' (March 15, 1767–June 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh president of the United States of America, serving from [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica 1829 to 1837]], right after UsefulNotes/JohnQuincyAdams and right before UsefulNotes/MartinVanBuren, and was the first president from the Democratic Party. He was also a living testament to how {{Badass}} a man can be; no future president was near as badass until UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt came to office.
8th Jan '16 9:17:33 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: New York dairy farmers gifted him with a 1,400 pound block of cheddar cheese in 1835. In 1837 he threw a party inviting the public to eat it.
-->[[Series/TheWestWing "Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House had a big block of cheese. ...The block of cheese was huge--over two tons and it was there for any and all who might be hungry."]]
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