Jackson, Andrew - Research Article from Westward Expansion Reference Library

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Born March 15, 1767

Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina

Died June 8, 1845

Nashville, Tennessee

United States president, congressman, general, governor, judge

Andrew Jackson. (Reproduced from the Collections of the Library of Congress.) Andrew Jackson. (Reproduced from the Collections of the Library of Congress.)

"I thank God that my life has been spent in a land of liberty and that he has given me a heart to love my country with the affection of a son. And filled with gratitude for your constant and unwavering kindness, I bid you a last and affectionate farewell."

From Jackson's farewell address to the American people, March 4, 1837

Few individuals played as crucial a role in the early westward expansion of the United States as Andrew Jackson. As a military leader, Jackson led his ragtag band of soldiers to victories over several tribes and scored a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 (1812–14; a conflict between the British and...

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