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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 2, part 3: Andrew Jackson, 1st term   By: (1843-1914)

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In this comprehensive volume, James D. Richardson meticulously compiles the messages and papers of President Andrew Jackson during his first term in office. The extensive collection provides a fascinating insight into the political climate of the time, as well as Jackson's policies and decisions.

Richardson's meticulous attention to detail and thorough research is evident throughout the book, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in American history and presidential leadership. The inclusion of correspondence, speeches, and official documents offers a well-rounded view of Jackson's presidency, allowing readers to form their own opinions on his tenure in office.

Overall, Richardson's compilation is a valuable resource for scholars, historians, and anyone interested in understanding the complexities of American politics during the early 19th century. The book is well-organized and easy to navigate, making it an essential addition to any library.

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MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS:

ANDREW JACKSON

March 4, 1829, to March 4, 1833

Edited by James D. Richardson

ANDREW JACKSON

Andrew Jackson was born in the Waxhaw Settlement, North or South Carolina, on the 15th of March, 1767. He was a son of Andrew Jackson, an Irishman, who emigrated to America in 1765 and died in 1767. The name of his mother was Elizabeth Hutchinson. There is little definite information about the schools that he attended. According to Parton, "He learned to read, to write, and cast accounts little more." Having taken arms against the British in 1781, he was captured, and afterwards wounded by an officer because he refused to clean the officer's boots. About 1785 he began to study law at Salisbury, N.C. In 1788 removed to Nashville, Tenn., where he began to practice law. About 1791 he married Rachel Robards, originally Rachel Donelson, whose first husband was living and had taken preliminary measures to obtain a divorce, which was legally completed in 1793. The marriage ceremony was again performed in 1794. He was a member of the convention which framed the constitution of Tennessee in 1796, and in the autumn of that year was elected Representative to Congress by the people of Tennessee, which State was then entitled to only one member. Supported Thomas Jefferson in the Presidential election of 1796... Continue reading book >>


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