A general and political leader of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. As a general in the War of 1812, he defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. He was called “Old Hickory.” Jackson was elected president after John Quincy Adams as a candidate of the common man, and his style of government came to be known as Jacksonian democracy. He rewarded his political supporters with positions once he became president (see spoils system). A Democrat, Jackson was widely criticized for expanding the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time.
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“I do not support gay marriages being recognized in Florida,” he wrote Andrew Walther of Sanford.
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
The father of the wounded Officer Andrew Dossi sums it up perfectly.
When the father arrived at the hospital, he was told that Andrew Dossi was in surgery, but the wounds were not life-threatening.
Andrew and Fergie separated in 1992 after six years of marriage and formally divorced in 1996.
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
Andrew Michael Ramsay, a Scottish historian and philosopher, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
This group contains the name of the only President (Andrew Johnson) who was ever sought to be impeached.
“Unwhipped”—Jackson always came off victorious in all his duels and military campaigns.
This is very probable, and may account also for the elevated model which was adopted both by Andrew and some others of the Amati.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce