Andrew Jackson

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class made by Gabriel L.

Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaws and died on June 8, 1845 in Nashville Tennessee.

Place of birth

He was born in Waxhaws in March, 1767, Waxhaws is a Geographical area on the border between North Carolina and South Carolina.

5 Facts about Andrew Jackson

1. He joined the militia during the Revolutionary War when he was 13 years old.

2.He married Rachel Donelson twice in 1791 and 1794.

3. He was a judge in Tennessee for 6 years.

4. He had Aaron Burr arrested for treason.

5. He was the 7th President of the United States.

Andrew's Childhood

           One month before Andrew Jackson was born his father, Andrew Jackson, died before he was born. The American Revolutionary War started when he was just nine years old. Both of his brothers enlisted to be a part of the Patriots. His mother sent him to a Boarding school sometime after. When he turned 13 his brother Hugh had been killed by a British surprise attack, then so he wanted to join the militia. He joined the militia but was a courier. He met up with his other brother, Robert, and they both got captured. While he was captured by the British a British Officer asked him to spit shine his boots, Andrew refused the Officer cut him with his sword and Andrew Jackson got a scar from that. They were released then they both got cholera is brother passed away from the illness. Sometime after the War was over he was all alone, his mother and both of his brothers had all passed away.

Family Members important to him

1. His Brother, Hugh

2. His other brother, Robert

3. His Mother

4. His Wife, Rachel Donelson Jackson

Significant Events in Andrews life

1. The American Revolutionary War

2. Thomas Jefferson's presidency

3. The War of 1812

4. The First Seminole War

5. The Second Seminole War


1. Was a judge in Tennessee

2. Killed Charles Dickinson in a duel

3. Was the Hero of New Orleans

4. He became the President of the United States of America


1. He Killed Charles Dickinson

2. Was a hero of New Orleans

3. Attacked the Seminole

4. Became the President of the U.S

Place of Death

Andrew Jackson died in Nashville, Tennessee in June of 1845 surrounded by friends and family, Nashville is the Capital of Tennessee.

Words of Advice

  • "Our Federal Government, must be PRESERVED!" pg 79
  • "The Federal Constitution must be obeyed, State rights preserved, our national debt must be paid, direct taxes and loans avoided, and the Federal Union preserved." pg 73
  • "So you see, the judas of the west has closed his contract and will receive the three pieces of silver." pg 63


The theme of Andrew Jackson's life story is to always believe in yourself.

Works Cited

Stefoff, Rebecca. Andrew Jackson: 7th President of the United States. Ada, OK: Garrett Educational, 1988. Print.

"The Papers of Andrew Jackson." The Papers of Andrew Jackson. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2015.

Comment Stream

2 years ago

Make pictures larger

2 years ago

Excellent job on this, Gabe! You forgot videos, though.