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In Memorial: Presidential Monuments Dedicated to Andrew Jackson

By    |   Sunday, 08 Nov 2015 01:58 AM

Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the U.S., has the distinction of having several memorials named after him. Born in 1767 in the Carolina area, Jackson went on to run for president as the “voice of the common man,” and he succeeded at winning the popular vote.

His legacy is somewhat of the opposite, as he declined to intervene when Georgia claimed millions of acres of land promised to the Cherokee Indians or step up when Georgia started the “trail of tears,” forcing tens of thousands of Cherokee Indians to walk on foot which led many to their death, according to History.com.

While Jackson did not work directly with Congress in policy-making, he used his power to veto and was the first president to do so. He also felt the desire to eliminate the Electoral College, as he felt the American people should be able to elect the president and vice president. One of his other large accomplishments was that he created the rotation of people in office, known later as the spoils system.

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Jackson also let his angst against government-sponsored monopolies be known when he took on the Second Bank of the United States, and vetoed their charter bills, Biography.com reported. These accomplishments gained him notoriety as the “people’s president.”

Jackson has several monuments in honor of his memory. One of the most famous is at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. In the center stands Clark Mills' equestrian statue of the president, erected in 1853. This statue is the most commonly known statue of Jackson as it is located right in front of the White House, according to the National Park Service.

There is also a memorial located in Jackson Park. “Andrew Jackson, A Boy of the Waxhaws,” is a bronze statue created by Anna Hyatt Huntington, and resides on the ground of Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster, North Carolina.

Raleigh, North Carolina, also houses the “Presidents’ Monument,” which depicts the three presidents from North Carolina: Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and James Knox Polk, sitting atop plaques dedicated in their honor.

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Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the U.S., has the distinction of having several memorials named after him. Born in 1767 in the Carolina area, Jackson went on to run for president as the "voice of the common man," and he succeeded at winning the popular vote.
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