Learn some fun Andrew Jackson facts and interesting trivia here, plus you can read a few of his famous quotes.
On December 3, 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected the seventh President of the United States. He was born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina. During his life he was also a lawyer, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator and war hero.Keep reading for some fun and maybe even surprising Andrew Jackson facts...
Andrew Jackson was a rather "wild" teenager, and he quickly ran through a small inheritance
"The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe."
"The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality."
"I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country."
"The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests."
"As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending."
"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes."
"One man with courage makes a majority."
"Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there."
"To the victors belong the spoils."
"Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms."
"I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office."