Did You Know?

 
  • Andrew Jackson was the only President in American History to pay off the national debt and leave office with the country in the black.

  • The first assassination attempt on a sitting U.S. President occurred on January 30, 1835, when Robert Lawrence failed to slay Andrew Jackson.

  • Andrew Jackson is the only U.S. President to be censured by the U.S. Senate. The censure was expunged in the last year of his presidency.

  • Andrew Jackson helped found and was the first U.S. President to represent the Democratic Party.

  • Andrew Jackson was the first President to articulate that as President he represented all the people and that the will of the majority must govern.

  • Andrew Jackson exercised his veto power twelve times as President, more than all of his predecessors combined.

  • Andrew Jackson was the first person to serve as a U.S. Representative, Senator, and President.

  • Andrew Jackson was the first Governor of Florida.

  • Andrew Jackson was the first Tennessean to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Andrew Jackson was the first President from a state west of the Appalachian Mountains.