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The Politics of Andrew Jackson

            Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaws region between North and South Carolina. He was known as the "people's president" for being first President to invite the public to attend the White House ball in honor of his first inauguration. The invitation of public to the White House ball brought many poor people that came in their dirty homemade clothes. The amount of people that came to the ball led to the guards not being able to hold the crowd back and with people pouring into the white house expensive dishes got broken, furniture got ruined from people standing on them with their muddy shoes, and tubs of punch were even put out in the front lawn to lure the crown out of the white house. Jackson's raucous populism earned him the nickname "King Mob." Jackson, A lawyer and a landowner, became a national war hero after defeating the British in New Orleans during the War of 1812. He actually founded the Democratic Party and is also known for his supporting individual liberty. After his brother Hugh dying in the Battle of Stono Ferry in 1779, His younger brother dying of smallpox, and his motherĀ in November 1779 dying of cholera, Jackson was orphaned and raised by his uncles.
             Jackson was a member of the convention that established the Tennessee Constitution in 1796 and, in that same year, was elected the first Tennessee representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. On January 8, 1815, Jackson was given the title of a national hero; he received thanks from the Congress and was given a gold medal. He was also popular among his troops, who said that Jackson was "as tough as old hickory wood" on the battlefield, which earned him him the nickname "Old Hickory." In 1822, Jackson was re-elected to the U.S. Senate, and in 1824, state factions rallied around him and a Pennsylvania convention nominated him for the U.

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