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Andrew Jackson

Born in 1767 to recently immigrated Scots-Irish farmers from County Antrim, Jackson was a survivor: he fought his way through small pox, he fought for freedom as a prisoner of war, he fought the British in New Orleans and he fought the odds to become the seventh President of the United States, 1829 to 1837. Jackson once fought off his own would-be assassin with a cane, and carried two bullets in his chest from early duels.

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