Andrew Jackson Timeline
Timeline Description: Andrew Jackson was the seventh president in America. He was a well-known war hero, and his nickname was "Old Hickory" because he was tough as wood. He is remembered for many good points in his presidency, but also for several bad points.

Date Event
1767 Andrew Jackson's birth

Andrew Jackson was born in a country settlement in the Carolina territories. His hometown was in the backwoods, and he received little education.
1780 The Revolutionary War

At the age of thirteen, Jackson signed up to help the American militia during the American Revolution. He worked as a courier, taking messages between troops and leaders.
1780 Jackson educates himself (1780's)

In his late teens, Jackson started reading law books. Through hard work he educated himself and became a lawyer in Tennessee.
1796 US Representative

Jackson practiced law in Tennessee for several years, and when Tennessee became an official state, Jackson was elected as one of their Representatives in the House of Representatives.
1798 Tennessee Supreme Court Judge

Mr. Jackson moved on to work in the Senate, but he resigned quickly and moved back home. In Tennessee, he began work as a Tennessee Supreme Court Judge.
1814 The Warrior

Andrew Jackson first became well known during the Battle of Horseshoe Bend where he defeated the Creek Indians. He was an army general at the time.
1815 War of 1812

During the war against the British, Andrew Jackson served as a major general. He was called a war hero after he helped win a battle at New Orleans.
1821 Work in Florida

After President Adams acquired Florida from the Spanish, Jackson was named as Florida's military governor. He served from March to December of 1821.
1822 More work in the Senate

After a long break from the Senate, Jackson returned to the US Senate where he served up until the time he ran for president in 1824.
1824 Jackson runs for president

Andrew Jackson ran against John Quincy Adams, but Adams beat him out. Jackson began campaigning again immediately in order to run again at the next election.
1828 President!

Jackson's extra work paid off, and he beat out Adams for the presidency in 1828.
1835 The Federal Debt

After being re-elected in 1832, Jackson worked hard and paid off the entire National Debt. It was the only time in history that this has happened.
1835 Assassination Attempt

Andres Jackson was the first president who had an assassin attempt to kill him while he was still president. It happened outside the US Capitol, but the assassin's guns both misfired, and Jackson was saved.
1830 Indian removal(1830's)

One of the worst dents on Jackson's presidency was his work in Indian removal. Before and during his presidency, he worked to force Indians to move further west. The most infamous of these removals was the Trail of Tears.
1845 Jackson's death

Andrew Jackson passed away retired to Hermitage, his plantation home in Tennessee, where he passed away in June 1845.