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  1. General Andrew Jackson. During the War of 1812 General Andrew Jackson led his troops through enemy territory to victory in several tide-turning battles. In doing so, he greatly aided our nation’s victory in the war. This led to the procurement of millions of acres in the present-day southern United States, including Florida.

  2. One of the largest showboats ever built, the grand General Jackson is an elegant triumph of American ingenuity. The General Jackson was built by the largest inland shipbuilder in the United States, Jeffboat, and was launched on the Ohio River in Indiana to start the journey to its new home on Nashville’s Cumberland River on April 20, 1985.

  3. #TheHermitage offers an exclusive 90-minute tour given by the President and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation, Howard J. Kittell. The Commander-in-Chief Tour gives visitors a glimpse of the grounds, mansion, garden and even the tomb where both Andrew and Rachel Jackson are buried. Book your tickets here at the link in bio.

  4. Early life. One of the three sons of Samuel and Mary Donelson, Andrew Jackson Donelson was born in Nashville, Tennessee.His younger brother, Daniel Smith Donelson, would become the Confederate brigadier general after whom Fort Donelson was later named.

  5. The election of 1828 is commonly regarded as a turning point in the political history of the United States. Jackson was the first president from the area west of the Appalachians, but it was equally significant that the initiative in launching his candidacy and much of the leadership in the organization of his campaign also came from the West. The victory of Jackson indicated a westward ...

  6. President Jackson authorized three southern branches of the United States Mint in 1835 – New Orleans, Charlotte, and Dahlonega. Coinage Legislation under President Andrew Jackson. Act of June 25, 1834 — This Act regulates the legal-tender value of certain foreign silver coins.

  7. Andrew Jackson Houston (June 21, 1854 – June 26, 1941) was an American politician. He was a son of the famous Texas hero and statesman Sam Houston and his wife Margaret Lea Houston , and was named for his father's mentor Andrew Jackson .

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