1760

1767, March 15

Born, Waxhaw settlement, South Carolina.

1770

1775–1780

Attends schools conducted by Dr. William Humphries and James White Stephenson.

1780

1780-1781

Serves in American Revolution; captured and wounded by British officer; imprisoned in Camden and later released; contracts smallpox.

1781

Death of mother, Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson.

1782

Attends school conducted by Robert McColluch.

1783–1784

Teaches school in Waxhaws.

1784–1786

Moves to Salisbury, North Carolina, and reads law with Spruce McCay.

1787, September 26

Licensed as an attorney in North Carolina; practices laws and tends store.

1788

Appointed public prosecutor for Western District of North Carolina and migrates west; fights first duel with Waightsill Avery; settles in Nashville.

1790

1790–1791

Supposedly marries Rachel Donelson Robards in Natchez.

1791, February 15

Appointed Attorney General for the Mero District.

1794, January 18

Remarries Rachel Donelson Robards in Nashville.

1796, January–February

Participates in Tennessee Constitutional Convention.

1796, October 22

Elected to U.S. House of Representatives. learn more

1797, September 26

Elected to U.S. Senate. learn more

1798

Resigns Senate seat.

1798, December 30

Elected Judge of Tennessee Superior Court.

1800

1802, February 5

Elected Major General of Tennessee Militia.

1804, April

Forms business partnership with John Coffee and John Hutchings.

1804, July 4

Andrew Jackson purchases The Hermitage. learn more

1804, July 24

Resigns as judge.

1805–1807

Participates in Burr Conspiracy.

1806, May 30

Kills Charles Dickinson in a duel.

1809

Adopts son of Elizabeth and Severn Donelson naming him Andrew Jackson, Jr. learn more

1810

1812–1815

Leads troops against Indians and British.

1813, March

Nicknamed Old Hickory.

1813, September 4

Wounded in gunfight with Jesse and Thomas Hart Benton.

1813, November 3

Adopts Creek Indian named Lyncoya.

1814, March 17

Defeats Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

1814, August 9

Imposes Treaty of Fort Jackson on the Creek Nation.

1814, November 17

Captures Pensacola from Spanish.

1814, December 1

Arrives in New Orleans.

1815, March 31

Fined for contempt of court.

1816-1818

Signs treaties with Indian tribes.

1818, March 15

Invades Spanish Florida.

1818, April 6

Captures St. Marks.

1818, April 29

Orders execution of Robert Ambrister and Alexander Arbuthnot.

1818, May 24

Captures Pensacola.

1819, February 28

Congressional censure for invasion of Florida rejected.

1820

1821

Brick Hermitage mansion completed.

1821

Appointed and confirmed governor of Florida Territory.

1821, June 1

Resigns army commission.

1821, July 17

Receives Florida from Spanish.

1821, November 13

Resigns as Florida governor.

1822, July 20

Nominated for President by Tennessee Legislature.

1823, October 1

Elected U.S. Senator.

1823-1824

Donates funds and land for the Hermitage Church.

1825, February 9

Defeated for President in House Election.

1825, February 14

Accuses Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams of corruptbargain to win the presidency in House election.

1825, May 5

Entertains Lafayette at The Hermitage.

1825, October 12

Resigns Senate seat.

1825, October 14

Nominated for President by Tennessee Legislature.

1828, June 1

Nominated for President by Tennessee Legislature.1828, June 1: Death of Lyncoya.

1828, November

Elected President.

1828, December 22

Death of Rachel Jackson.

1829, March 4

Inaugurated seventh President.

1830

1830, April 13

Attends Jefferson birthday dinner and makes toast “Our federal union, it must be preserved."

1830, May 27

Vetoes Maysville Road bill.

1830, May 28

Signs Indian Removal bill.

1830, June

Exercises first pocket veto.

1830, October

Assists in establishment of Washington Globe.

1830, October 5

Reopens American ports to British West Indian trade.

1831, April

Accepts cabinet resignations and appoints new cabinet.

1831, November 24

Andrew Jackson, Jr. and Sarah Yorke marry.

1832, January

Operated on to remove bullet from Benton gunfight.

1832, March 27

Accused of maintaining a “Kitchen Cabinet”.

1832, July 10

Vetoes recharter of Second U.S. Bank.

1832, July 14

Signs Tariff of 1832.

1832, November 1

Granddaughter Rachel Jackson born.

1832, November

Reelected President.

1832, December 10

Issues Proclamation to the people of South Carolina on Nullification.

1833, March 2

Signs Force Bill and Compromise Tariff resolving Nullification Crisis in South Carolina.

1833, March 4

Pocket vetoes Distribution Bill.

Inaugurated for second term.

1833, May 6

Injured in assault by Robert B. Randolph.

1833, June–July

Tours New England and Middle Atlantic states.

1833, September 23

Dismisses Treasury Secretary William J. Duane for refusal to remove deposits from Second U.S. Bank. Censured by Senate foractions against Bank.

1834, March 28

Censured by Senate.

1834, April

Grandson, Andrew Jackson III, is born.

1834, April 15

Protests censure by Senate.

1834, May

Threatens action against France.

1834, June 30

Signs Coinage Act.

1834, October 13

Hermitage mansion damaged by fire.

1835, January

Announces nation is free of debt.

1835, January 30

Escapes assassination attempt.

1835, May 29

Refuses to apologize to France for threats.

1835, December 18

Second Seminole War begins.

1835, December 28

Nominates Roger B. Taney for Chief Justice.

1836, February

Crisis with France resolved.

1836, June 23

Signs Deposit Bill.

1836, July 2

Signs Post Office Bill.

1836, July 11

Issues Specie Circular.

1836, August 2

Hermitage rebuilding completed.

1836, November 19

Suffers severe hemorrhage attack.

1837, January 16

Senate censure expunged from records.

1837, March 3

Recognizes Texas' independence.

1837, March 4

Issues Farewell Address

1837, March 7

Leaves White House for The Hermitage

1837, June 9

Grandson Samuel Jackson, born.

1838, July 15

Joins Presbyterian Church.

1840

1840, January 8

Attends Silver Jubilee of victory at New Orleans.

1842, September 1

Writes Last Will and Testament.

1843, February 14

Restitution of New Orleans fine authorized by Congress.

1844, May 13

Endorses James K. Polk for President.

1844, December

Urges the annexation of Texas.

1845, May

Suffers massive edema.

1845, June 8

Dies at The Hermitage.

1845, June 10

Buried under Tomb next to wife Rachel in the Hermitage garden.

1850

This timeline comes from Robert V. Remini’s The Life of Andrew Jackson, 1988.1c