Andrew Jackson President's Day

Born:  Mar. 15, 1767
Birthplace: Waxhaw settlement, N.C.
Party:  Democratic
Age at Inauguration:  61
Served:  1829-1837
Died:  June 8, 1845
Age at Death:  78
College:  None
Religion:  Presbyterian
Occupation:  Lawyer
Runner-Up:  John Quincy Adams (1828); Henry Clay (1832)
Vice President:  John C. Calhoun (1829-1832); Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)

Some Trivia

  • His picture is on the $20 bill.
  • He was the only president who served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
  • His advisors were known as the "Kitchen Cabinet."
  • He was the only president to ever kill a man in a duel.
  • He was the first president nominated by a national political convention.
  • He was the first president to ride on a railroad train.
  • He was the first president born in a log cabin.
  • He was the only president to have been a prisoner of war.  At thirteen, he joined the South Carolina militia to fight in the Revolutionary War. After his capture, he was ordered to clean the boots of a British officer.  When Jackson refused, the officer drew his sword and slashed Jackson across the forehead, leaving a scar.

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