AJ Nunn 2A 11/24/12
Born March 15 1767 somewhere between north and South Carolina border, and died June 8 1845; Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. He ran from 1829-1837 in Memphis, Tennessee; his VP was John C. Calhoun. Jackson received a sporadic education in the local "old-field" school. In 1781, he worked in a saddle-maker's shop. Later, he taught school and studied law in Salisbury, North Carolina. In 1787, he was admitted to the bar, and moved to Jonesborough, in what was then the Western District of North Carolina.
Jackson was a general who won the battle of horseshoe bends and the battle of New Orleans. He dominated the second party system in the 1820’s and 1830’s and as president he dismantled the second bank of the United States. Jackson ran against John Quincy Adams who was national republican, in Jacksons second term he ran against Henry Clay who was a national republican and William Wirt who was an anti-Masonic, Jackson was a democrat.
Jackson was appointed commander of the Tennessee militia in 1801, with the rank of colonel. He was later elected major general of the Tennessee militia in 1802. During the War of 1812, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh encouraged the "Red Stick" Creek Indians of northern Alabama and Georgia to attack white settlements. He had unified tribes in the Northwest to rise up against the Americans, trying to repel European American settlers from those lands north of the Ohio. Four hundred settlers were killed in the Fort Mims massacre. In the resulting Creek War, Jackson commanded the American forces, which included Tennessee militia, U.S. regulars, and Cherokee, Choctaw, and Lower Creek warriors.
Jackson served in the military again during the First Seminole War. He was ordered by President James Monroe in December 1817 to lead a campaign in Georgia against the Seminole and Creek Indians. In January 1835, Jackson paid off the entire national debt, the only time in U.S. history that...