Jackson, his mother, and his brothers lived with Jackson's aunt and uncle in the Waxhaws region, and Jackson received schooling from two nearby priests.
Jackson's exact birthplace is unclear because he was born about the time his mother was making a difficult trip home from burying Jackson's father.
He vehemently opposed the rising trend of abolitionism.
Surveys of historians and scholars have ranked Jackson between 6th and 18th most successful among United States presidents.After a lengthy struggle, Jackson and his allies thoroughly dismantled the Bank.In 1835, Jackson became the only president to completely pay off the national debt, fulfilling a longtime goal.American Revolutionary War • Battle of Hanging Rock Creek War • Battle of Talladega • Battles of Emuckfaw and Enotachopo Creek • Battle of Horseshoe Bend War of 1812 • Battle of Pensacola • Battle of New Orleans First Seminole War Conquest of Florida • Battle of Negro Fort • Siege of Fort Barrancas Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Jackson purchased a property that became known as the Hermitage, and became a wealthy, slaveowning planter.Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress. In 1801, he was appointed colonel of the Tennessee militia and was elected its commander the following year.They brought two children from Ireland, Hugh (born 1763) and Robert (born 1764).