Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, 7th President of the United States (Democrat, TN), 8th State of the Union Address, December 5, 1836
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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.