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Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, in 1767, in the Waxhaw area, on the North Carolina-South Carolina border (Feller). It was never established on whether Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina or North Carolina, but he always claimed that he was born in South Carolina. His parents were Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson who were originally from Ireland, but then later immigrated to the United States. Andrew Jackson had two brothers, Hugh and Robert. Andrew was orphaned at an early age, after his father death before he was born, and his mother and then brothers dying shortly after, during the time when the British invaded the Carolinas in 1780-1781 (history staff).

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Rachel’s husband abandoned her, so while Rachel was still considered to be married, she wasn’t actually living with anyone at the time. Andrew courted Rachel Robards for some time before moving in with her in 1791. Andrew Jackson and Rachel were married after her assumed divorce, in 1794 (Feller). The Jacksons later learn that the divorce was not properly finalized, and Robards accuses Rachel of adultery during her time of living with Andrew Jackson in January 1792. The actual divorce decree was not issued until September 27, …show more content…

Shortly after being elected as a delegate, Jackson was elected to represent Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jackson then went on to get a seat in the U.S. Senate in September 26, 1797. Andrew jackson was elected as a general of the Tennessee militia in 1802, whenever troops were needed in the southern and western frontiers, Jackson was one of the few to be sent over to help. Jackson was appointed a Major General in the War of 1812, where he led U.S. forces in a five-month campaign against some British allies: the Creek Indians (History).

Jackson’s campaign will eventually end up with a major American victory: the Battle at Horseshoe Bend in 1814. During this Battle, it was said that “Jackson inflicted such a decisive defeat that the Creek's power to wage war was permanently broken (Andrew Jackson).” This huge Indian defeat leads to the U.S. gaining twenty-three million acres of Indian-occupied lands ( Andrew Jackson was considered a “tough and indomitable” man earning him the nickname “Old Hickory” from his men (Andrew

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