Horace Greeley gained fame for the New York Tribune with his phrase “Go west, young man. Go west.” in 1865. Andrew Jackson had done that decades earlier. Jackson’s legend is smeared because he drove Indians to the west in “The Trail of Tears.”
Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means, near the end of the colonial era.
Born: March 15, 1767, Waxhaws
Died: June 8, 1845, Old Hickory, TN
Presidential term: March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837
Spouse: Rachel Jackson (m. 1794–1828)
Vice presidents: John C. Calhoun (1829–1832), Martin Van Buren (1833–1837)
Nicknames: King Mob, The Hero of New Orleans, Old Hickory
1767 Born in Waxhaw District of SC near NC line.
1780 Teenage courier for American military.
1784 Salisbury NC, reading law Salisbury
1787 Practiced law in Jonesborough, State of Franklin
1788 Nashville attorney
1794 Memphis – Land speculation with John Overton
1795 Tennessee Constitutional Committee
1796 Tennessee congressman and senator
1804 The Hermitage – near Clover Bottom at Stones River
1814 Chattanooga – Battle of Horseshoe Bend
1815 New Orleans – beat the British after the peace treaty, but before news arrived
1816 Old Lebanon Dirt Road to Sam Houston’s Lebanon law office
1817 Tallahassee – Creek War
1829 President of the United States
1830 Trail of Tears
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