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.
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He died from a combination of aliments including dropsy. Jackson suffered from two gunshot wounds. Much of his ill health was attributed to complications incurred because of these wounds.
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