Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the first president to be elected based on popular sentiment. He was a war hero who gained popularity with the War of 1812. Nicknamed "Old Hickory," he was elected more for his personality than for the issues of the day. He was a very strong president who used his veto power more than all the previous presidents combined.
Following are some fast facts and basic information about Andrew Jackson.
For more in-depth information, you can also read the Andrew Jackson Biography.
Fast Facts: Andrew Jackson
- Birth: March 15, 1767
- Death: June 8, 1845
- Known for: President of the U.S.
- Term of Office: March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1837
- Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms
- Spouse: Rachel Donelson Robards, died in 1828.
- Also known as: "Old Hickory"; "King Andrew"
- Quote: "Perpetuity is stamped upon the Constitution by the blood of our Fathers." Additional Andrew Jackson Quotes.
Major Events While in Office
- Peggy Eaton Affair (1828-1831)
- Veto of Maysville Road Bill (1830)
- Indian Removal Act of 1830 (1830)
- Ordinance of Nullification (1832)
- Veto of Recharter of Second Bank of the United States (1832)
- Black Hawk War (1832)
- Assassination Attempt (1835)
- Texas Revolution (1836)
States Entering Union While in Office
- Arkansas (1836)
- Michigan (1837)
Related Andrew Jackson Resources
These additional resources on Andrew Jackson can provide you with further information about the president and his times.
- Andrew Jackson Biography: Learn about Andrew Jackson childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.
- Jacksonian Era: Learn about this period of great political upheaval and the events that would lead to more party involvement and a greater democratic sense.
- War of 1812 Resources: Read about the people, places, battles and events of the War of 1812 that proved to the world America was here to stay.
- War of 1812 Timeline: This timeline focuses on the events of the War of 1812.
- Top 10 Significant Presidential Elections
Andrew Jackson was involved in two of the top ten significant elections in American History. In 1824, John Quincy Adams beat him for the presidency when it was put into the House of Representatives through what has been called the Corrupt Bargain. Jackson then went on to win the Election of 1828.