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Andrew Jackson Quotes

Birth Date: 1767-03-15 (Sunday, March 15th, 1767)
Date of Death: 1845-06-08 (Sunday, June 8th, 1845)

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Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson s wife of bigamy.Friday, May 30th, 1806
War of 1812: In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat the Creek at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.Sunday, March 27th, 1814
Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson s make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson s victory at the Battle of New Orleans.Tuesday, December 27th, 1814
War of 1812: Battle of New OrleansAndrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.Sunday, January 8th, 1815
The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.Wednesday, May 26th, 1830
President Andrew Jackson signs The Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.Friday, May 28th, 1830
U.S.President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.Tuesday, July 10th, 1832
U.S. President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to ride a train.Thursday, June 6th, 1833
US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.Wednesday, January 29th, 1834
Andrew Jackson is censured by the U.S. Senate for his actions regarding the U.S. National Bank.Thursday, March 27th, 1834
The United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for his actions in de-funding the Second Bank of the United States.Friday, March 28th, 1834
In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson.Friday, January 30th, 1835

Quotes

    • The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.
    • The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.
    • Do they think that I am such a damned fool as to think myself fit for President of the United States? No, sir; I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be President.
    • As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience, and of the press, it will be worth defending.
    • Our Federal Union! it must be preserved!
    • It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society - the farmers, mechanics, and laborers - who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
    • The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
    • While I concur with the Synod in the efficacy of prayer, and in the hope that our country may be preserved from the attacks of pestilence 'and that the judgments now abroad in the earth may be sanctified to the nations,' I am constrained to decline the designation of any period or mode as proper for the public manifestation of this reliance. I could not do otherwise without transcending the limits prescribed by the Constitution for the President and without feeling that I might in some degree disturb the security which religion nowadays enjoys in this country in its complete separation from the political concerns of the General Government.
    • Hemans gallows ought to be the fate of all such ambitious men who would involve their country in civil wars, and all the evils in its train that they might reign & ride on its whirlwinds & direct the Storm-- The free people of these United States have spoken, and consigned these wicked demagogues to their proper doom.
    • It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
    • Oh, do not cry. Be good children, and we shall all meet in Heaven... I want to meet you all, white and black, in Heaven.
    • Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.
    • John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it!
    • Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
    • Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
    • It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.
    • Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
    • I did not hang Calhoun and shoot Clay.
    • You are uneasy; you never sailed with me before, I see.
    • Corporations have neither bodies to kick nor souls to damn.
    • I will go to South Carolina and hang the first secessionist I see from the first tree I can reach.
    • If there is a job that a Democrat can't do, then abolish the job.
    • The Bank is trying to kill me, but I shall kill it!
    • There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.
    • You are a nest of vipers and thieves, and by the grace of the almighty God, I will root you out!
    • Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
    • Never take counsel of your fears.
    • No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
    • One man with courage makes a majority.
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