Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson
7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
Syn: ↑Jackson, ↑Old Hickory
Derivationally related forms: ↑Jacksonian (for: ↑Jackson)

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Andrew Jackson [Andrew Jackson]
(1767–1845) the seventh US ↑President (1829–37), who was also a famous military officer. His popular name was Old Hickory. He won battles against ↑Native Americans and defeated the British at ↑New Orleans in the ↑War of 1812. As President, he began the ↑spoils system by giving political positions to his own supporters in the ↑Democratic Party. Jackson believed in the rights of the common man and was especially popular with ordinary people. ‘Let the people rule’ was a phrase he often used. His policies came to be known as Jacksonian democracy.

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