Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was too young to fight in the Revolution, instead volunteering to be a courier. He served in the military during the War of 1812 and is best known in that war for his victory at the Battle of New Orleans (which was technically fought after the end of the war).

He is one of the most divisive Presidents in terms of how he is viewed. He abolished the National Bank, paid off the national debt but he also created what became known as the Trail of Tears when he relocated mass numbers of American Indians from the Southeast United States.

Speech Relevance

Jackson is mentioned briefly in 'A Time For Choosing':

Back in 1936, Mr. Democrat himself, Al Smith, the great American, came before the American people and charged that the leadership of his party was taking the part of Jefferson, Jackson, and Cleveland down the road under the banners of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. And he walked away from his party, and he never returned to the day he died, because to this day, the leadership of that party has been taking that party, that honorable party, down the road in the image of the labor socialist party of England.

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Andrew Jackson (Wikipedia)