National Historical Publications & Records Commission

The Papers of Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson by Thomas Sully (attributed). Courtesy U.S. Senate.


University of Tennessee

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A comprehensive edition of the papers of Andrew Jackson (1767 –1845), seventh President of the United States, serving 1829-1837. Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a politician and army general who defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (1814) and the British at the Battle of New Orleans (1815). As president he dismantled the Second Bank of the United States and initiated forced relocation and resettlement of Native American tribes from the Southeast to west of the Mississippi River. His enthusiastic followers created the modern Democratic Party. The 1830–1850 period later became known as the era of Jacksonian democracy. The NHPRC also funded a microfilm edition gathered from 600 public and private repositories around the world that supplements the Andrew Jackson documents reproduced in National Archives microfilm publications and the Jackson papers assembled and microfilmed in the Library of Congress Presidents’ Series in 1967. 39 reels, 343-page guide.

Ten volumes completed of a planned 17-volume edition.

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