Andrew Jackson Quotes

I can not too cordially congratulate Congress and my fellow citizens on the near approach of that memorable and happy event -- the extinction of the public debt of this great and free nation.

 
Context
Historically, this is the occasion where the war debt from the Revolution and the War of 1812 was paid off. It was one of the few times that the nation was debt free.
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
  • Born: March 15, 1767
  • Died: June 8, 1845
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Andrew Jackson was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress. As president, Jackson sought to advance the rights of the "common man" against a "corrupt aristocracy" and to preserve the Union.