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Andrew Jackson: A Resource Guide

Known as "Old Hickory," Andrew Jackson was the hero of the War of 1812 and seventh president of the United States (1829-1837). This guide compiles digital materials, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), including the complete Andrew Jackson Papers in the Manuscript Division. Jackson was a young soldier and prisoner-of-war in the Revolution, an attorney, a delegate to Tennessee's first state constitutional convention (1796), a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1796-97), a U.S. Senator (1797-98 and 1823-25), a Tennessee State Supreme Court judge (1798-1804), commander of Tennessee forces in the Creek War (1813), major general in the U.S. Army in the War of 1812 (1814-15) and victorious hero of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, leader of the American forces that captured Florida (1817-18) and governor of the Florida Territory (1821), unsuccessful presidential candidate (1824), and seventh president of the United States (1829-37).

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Jackson such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, newspaper articles, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Jackson and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.