Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
made by S.L.S
Andrew Jackson was born on March, 15 1767 in a log cabin in South Carolina and died June 8, 1845.
Significant Events in History that Affected Andrew's Life
- Revolutionary War
- War of 1812
- Firs Seminole War
As a child, Andrew never had a father figure. This is because before he was born his father died. He lived with another family called the Crawford's. He, his mother, his brother Hugh, and his brother Robert lived with them. At the age of 13 , Andrew had joined the Army to fight in the Revolutionary War. His brother Hugh died from heat exhaustion. Andrew and Robert, were captured by the British. At the age of 14 his mother had died form cholera. His brother Hugh died from heat exhaustion and his other brother Robert died from small pox. He then later started living with his cousin.
People Who Influenced Andrew's Life
- Hugh his brother. Had participated in war with Andrew.
- Robert his other brother also participated in the war with him.
- His mother Elizabeth Jackson raised him.
- Rachel Jackson married him.
- He lived with the Crawford's with his mother and two brothers for 13 years.
- Was a Presbyterian.
- At the age of 13 he joined the Army.
- Adopted children.
- He carried two bullets in his body after being shot.
- He died when he 78 years old.
- Became a Major General in the military.
- Won the election of 1828 to become president of the United States.
- Led U.S. troops to victory in the Battle of New Orleans.
- Was a lawyer.
- In 1801 he was appointed commander of the Tennessee militia.
The Theme of Andrew's Life
The theme of his life was to never give up no matter how bad the situation is. It will always pay off and will be worth it in the end.
Andrew's words of advice and what he has taught me...
- There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
- One man with courage makes a majority.
- There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
Andrews words of advice have taught me that if you are in power don't abuse it. Always make the right decisions for others and don't make the decisions benefit just you.
Meltzer, Milton. Andrew Jackson: And His America. New York: F. Watts, 1993. Print