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The Jackson Era

The Jackson Era

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The Jackson Era People

Who Made It Happen

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh president of the United States. Born in South Carolina, Jackson served as a teenager in the patriot militia during the American Revolution and had a disti...

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the sixth president of the United States. The son of John Adams, the Revolutionary statesman and second president, John Quincy was born in Massachusetts and educat...

John C. Calhoun

John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) was the vice-president of the United States under both John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and Andrew Jackson (1829-1832). Born in South Carolina, he attended Yale and practic...

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) was President Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State from 1829 to 1831 and vice-president from 1833 to 1837. With Jackson's support he became the eighth president of the U...

Samuel Worcester

Samuel Worcester (1798-1758) was a missionary to the Cherokees and the plaintiff in Worcester v. Georgia. Worcester was born in Vermont into a family of ministers. In 1825, he applied to the Americ...

John Marshall

John Marshall (1755-1835) was the third Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1801 until his death in 1835. Born in Virginia, he served in the Continental Army during the R...

Peggy Eaton

Margaret O'Neale (Peggy) Eaton (1799-1879) was the wife of John Eaton, President Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War from 1829 to 1831, and the focus of a Washington sex scandal that divided the Jack...

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