Andrew Jackson was not exactly a man who followed the rule of law. During the War of 1812, he imposed martial law for New Orleans. When a judge demanded he give a man he arrested the right to a trial, he simply arrested the judge.
Andrew Jackson was certainly a president not afraid to speak his mind. That became even more true during his funeral. They had to remove Jackson’s pet parrot because it wouldn’t stop saying curse words.
While the U.S. national debt is still a major issue in the political world, it has only been cleared at zero only once in our history as a nation. President Andrew Jackson (in a lot of ways on principle) dropped it to nothing in 1835 for the first and only time.
Ever wonder why the Democratic party used the donkey as the unofficial logo for so long? Well it all goes back to Andrew Jackson. His opponents would call him a jack-ass, so he embraced it and the donkey became the first real logo of the newly forming Democratic party.
The capital of Mississippi, Jackson is named after the then-General Andrew Jackson. It was named to honor his victory at the Battle of New Orleans. Andrew Jackson would later become President of the United States.