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FC: Andrew Jackson A Childs Guide to Fun and Facts

1: Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767. His parents were poor Irish immigrants, both of whom died before he was 16. At age 13 he joined the army to serve as a messenger in the American Revolution. He was captured by the British and is the only American President to be a prisoner of war.

2: He married Rachel Donelson Robard in 1791.

3: She first married Lewis Robards, but supposedly the divorce with him was not finalized before she married Andrew so they had to get remarried.

4: In 1804 Andrew and Rachel Jackson bought the Hermitage property in Nashville, Tennessee. He had skilled carpenters build the house starting in 1819, they ended the project in 1821.

5: They remodel the home several after 1821, once because of a fire, and other times because of personal taste.

7: Nicknames: -Old hickory -Jacksa Chula Harjo - King Andrew 1 | What should we call him? Andrew Jackson had many nick names including: -Old Hickory -Jacksa Chula Harjo - King Andrew 1

8: Jacksa Chula Harjo This name means "Jackson old and fierce". He earned this name from the Native Americans during the Indian Removal Act.

9: Old Hickory Jacksons troops gave him the name "Old Hickory" after the Battle of New Orleans because he had a will stronger than the strongest wood.

11: King Andrew 1 People called him King Andrew 1 because he sometimes overused his power as President.

13: His Presidency

14: Jackson ran for his first term as President in 1828. He was the first "common man" to become President. He related to most Americans because he knew what it was like to be poor.

15: He ran for his second term in 1832 and won again.

16: Sadly, Rachel Jackson died right before Jackson's inauguration in December, 1828. She was buried at The Hermitage in the dress she bought for his inauguration.

17: People liked Jackson so much they followed the carriage from his inauguration to the White House. They even followed him into the house and practically destroyed it. Jackson left through a back window and stayed in a hotel.

18: In 1830 Jackson signed the Indian Removal Policy. It said that all Native Americans east of the Mississippi had to move to present-day Oklahoma. The Native Americans called it the "Trail of Tears" because it was such a sad time. Nearly 5,000 out of 14,000 Indians died.

21: The congress was trying to reestablish The Bank of the United States, but Jackson vetoed it. He ordered the money from the bank to be deposited in select state banks but the Treasury Secretary refused. As a result, Jackson fired him and hired a new head that would cooperate. As a result, Andrew Jackson was the only President to leave the nation debt free.

23: Andrew Jackson died at The Hermitage in 1845and is buried there. The Hermitage is now a museum that is visited by thousands of people each year.

24: "Americans are not perfect people but they are called to a perfect mission." -Andrew Jackson

25: Fun pages!

26: Word Search | Find these words: Andrew Jackson Senator Democratic Party Congressman Judge Hermitage Rachel Old Hickory Tennessee Seventh President General Lawyer Battle of New Orleans

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