Andrew Jackson

Political and Military Career

What were Jackson’s first political positions?

In 1796, he was selected as a delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention, the body that created the Tennessee Constitution and established Tennessee as the sixteenth state in the United States. Later that year, he became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and in 1797 was elected to the U.S. Senate. He left the Senate after only one year and successfully ran for a position on the Tennessee Superior Court.

Currier & Ives created this artistic rendition of General Jackson leading troops in the Battle of New Orleans, which actually occurred after the end of the War of 1812.


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