Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in between the two Carolinas in a small cabin. His father died before he was born and his mother and both brothers all died when he turned 14 years old, he was an orphan (The Seventh US President - Andrew Jackson). He was born poor and worked his way up from the bottom to get through law school with the help of three hundred dollars inherited to him by his grandfather. When Jackson was twenty-four years old he moved to Tennessee, where he would meet his wife that he loved and adored, Rachel Robards, to practice law. He married her in 1791 and helped her raise her eleven children like his own.
Jackson has been involved in the national government since 1796 where he was the delegate for Tennessee as a member of the House of Representatives. From 1797 to 1825 Jackson was a busy man, in that time span he was the United States Senator at two different times, a member of the Supreme Court, fought in the war of 1812, and ran for president but lost against John Q. Adams (The Seventh US President - Andrew Jackson). When Jackson lost to Adams...
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