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Born March 15, 1767 (Waxhaw, South Carolina)
Died June 8, 1845 (Nashville, Tennessee)

Military hero, U.S. president

Raised on the western frontier of the United States, Andrew Jackson was the first president born in a log cabin. Earlier presidents had come from wealthy families. In contrast, Jackson had to work for a living; he practiced law and speculated in land on the frontier to support himself. He entered the world of politics through sheer determination and flamboyant behavior. Jackson became a central figure in American politics in the early 1800s, when the nation shifted its attention to newly acquired land in the West. By then, he was already well known as a war hero, having led U.S. troops to victory in various battles of the War of 1812 (1812–15).

Jackson would later set the model for future presidential candidates by pointing out his modest upbringing, excellent military record, and connection...

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