Today in History–August 9–the Library of Congress features Andrew Jackson, who signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson that ended the Creek War on this day in 1814. Jackson had a successful military career, and also served as a U.S. Representative, Senator, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice, and the seventh President of the United States. Learn more about this fiery leader by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources and primary sources. *NOTE: The image set contains many detailed political cartoons.
Andrew Jackson stories from America’s Library
“I’ll be damned if I don’t do it!”: The Failed Assassination Attempt on President Andrew Jackson In Custodia Legis blog post January 16, 2014
Frontier Racing and Injured Pride: The Duel Between Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson In Custodia Legis blog post April 15, 2015
Andrew Jackson, First Inauguration primary source set March 4, 1829
Andrew Jackson, Second Inauguration primary source set March 4, 1833
Andrew Jackson Papers (collection)
Andrew Jackson Papers (webcast)