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Andrew Jackson - 10of10

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Uploaded on Nov 26, 2009

A polarizing figure who dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s, his political ambition combined with widening political participation, shaping the modern Democratic Party. His legacy is now seen as mixed, as a protector of popular democracy and individual liberty, checkered by his support for Indian removal and slavery. Renowned for his toughness, he was nicknamed Old Hickory." As he based his career in developing Tennessee, Jackson was the first president primarily associated with the American frontier.

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