Jackson Presidency

             Like any hall of fame, its inductees are the best in whatever .

             they do, from baseball or football to something like being President.

             If you are a member of any hall of fame (including the one for the .

             Presidents), it means that you have done something special or have a .

             certain quality about yourself that makes you worthy to be in a hall .

             of fame. My nominee for the Presidents hall of Fame is our seventh .

             President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. I'll go over his .

             presidency, focusing on both the highs and the lows of his two terms .

             in office, from 1829-1837. The issues that I'll focus on are states' .

             rights, nullification, the tariff, the spoils system, Indian removal .

             and banking policies; these controversies brought forth strong rivalry .

             over his years of president. He was known for his iron will and fiery .

             personality, and strong use of the powers of his office that made his .

             years of presidency to be known as the "Age of Jackson.".

             Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, in a settlement on .

             the border of North and South Carolina. He was orphaned at age 14. .

             After studying law and becoming a member of the Bar in North Carolina .

             later he moved to Nashville Tennessee. Their he became a member of a .

             powerful political faction led by William Blount. He was married in .

             1791 to Rachel Donelson Robards, and later remarried to him due to a .

             legal mistake in her prior divorce in 1794. .

             Jackson served as delegate to Tenn. in the 1796 Constitutional .

             convention and a congressman for a year (from 1796-97). He was elected .

             senator in 1797, but financial problems forced him to resign and .

             return to Tennessee in less than a year. Later he served as a .

             Tennessee superior court judge for six years starting in 1798. In 1804 .

             he retired from the bench and moved to Nashville and devoted time to .

             business ventures and his plantation. At this time his political .

             career looked over.

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