Andrew Jackson

jackson6March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845

The 7th President of the United States, Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson was a general who served in the army before entering politics. He was a staunch supporter of states’ rights and limited Federal government. Though, he was adamantly against secession in any form. His aggressive personality (hence the nickname) and frontier background – you did NOT want to duel with Andrew Jackson – made him quite the character. In fact, his opponents regularly referred to him as a “jackass,” which he embraced. This, oddly enough, led to the animal’s likeness being associated with his Democratic party. Jackson drew a good amount of criticism in office for his support of slavery and his forced removal of American Indians from their native land. He served two terms as President and retired to his estate in Tennessee. He died at home at the age of 78.

Burial

The Hermitage – Hermitage, TN

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Specific Location

In the garden to the east of the mansion.

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