Andrew Jackson on Indian Removal(1830)
About the Author
When he delivered his second annual message to Congress, Andrew Jackson was sixty-three years old and in the middle of the second year of his first term as the seventh president of the United States. (He served two terms, from 1829 to 1837.) Jackson was born in the Waxhaw settlement, along the border of North and South Carolina, on March 15, 1767. He received little formal education and left home at the age of thirteen to join the Continental army during the American Revolution. He served as a courier and was held briefly as a prisoner of war by the British. After...
Andrew Jackson on Indian removal (National Archives and Records Administration)View Full Size