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Andrew Jackson
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Other
March 4, 1824 In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Convention nominates Andy Jackson for President, and Calhoun for Vice-president. Calhoun subsequently withdraws from the race for President to run for Vice-President Pennsylvania
  Election of 1824
  John C. Calhoun
March 4, 1824 In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Convention nominates Andy Jackson for President, and Calhoun for Vice-president. Calhoun subsequently withdraws from the race for President to run for Vice-President Pennsylvania
  Election of 1824
  John C. Calhoun
November 3, 1824 Andrew Jackson defeats John Quincy Adams, William Crawford and Henry Clay in popular and electoral votes in the Presidential election
  Election of 1824
  Henry Clay
  John Quincy Adams
  William H. Crawford
November 3, 1828 Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun defeat John Quincy Adams and Richard Rush in the Presidential election
  John Quincy Adams
  Election of 1828
June 8, 1829 Jackson supporters Isaac Hill and Levi Woodbury ask that the manager of the 2nd National Bank of the United States in Portsmouth, NH, be removed because he is a Whig. Bank President Nicholas Biddle refuses.
May 21, 1832 Democratic-Republicans hold a convention in Baltimore, nominating Andrew Jackson for President and Martin Van Buren for Vice-President. Maryland
  Election of 1832
  Martin Van Buren
  Democratic Party
July 10, 1832 Andrew Jackson vetoes the Second National Bank Renewal Act with a list of economic and constitutional objections
January 30, 1835 President Andrew Jackson becomes the first President to survive an assassination attempt when the gun wielded by Richard Lawence misfires.
July 11, 1836 The Specie Circular is issued by Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury. Jackson and his administration felt it would check the speculation in land purchases that was rampant because of the "war" against the Second Bank of the United States
  Specie Circular
  Panic of 1837
August 15, 1836 "Specie Circular" goes into effect
  Specie Circular
  Panic of 1837


In 1835, a deranged Englishman, Richard Lawrence, attempted the first assassination of a President of the United States. At the funeral for South Carolina Representative Warren R. Davis, Jackson was walking down the steps in the Capitol to the rotunda when Lawrence approached armed with two pistols. After the first pistol misfired Jackson drew a cane and charged his assailant. Lawrence drew a second pistol and it, too, misfired. Lawrence claimed Jackson had killed his father and prevented Lawrence from returning to England to make a claim as rightful heir to the crown. Lawence was adjudacted insane and spent the rest of his life in an asylum.

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