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The Hermitage, West Cabin, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Hermitage, Davidson, TN
The Hermitage, West Cabin, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Hermitage, Davidson, TN: Perspective view of the west elevation, looking from the southwest.
[Andrew and Rachel Jackson's first home on the Hermitage property.]
Color transparency, [after 1933].
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number: Survey number HABS TN-52-A, tn25

American President: An Online Reference Resource

The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia presents essays about Jackson and his life before, during, and after his presidential terms. It additionally provides biographical information about Rachel Jackson and cabinet officials of each administration, as well as a selected bibliography and information on Jackson's private and public papers.

American Presidents: Life Portraits

This site provides information on American presidents designed to complement C-SPAN's twentieth-anniversary television series. The page on Jackson contains facts about his personal life and public service; and links to speeches, information on his administration, and a selected bibliography.

Andrew Jackson, "Champion of the Kingly Commons"

A site sponsored by the University of Virginia that explores the development and significance of Jackson's symbolic image in the public imagination.

Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency

A Web site dedicated to the PBS documentary that examines the life of Andrew Jackson. This site includes biographical information, video, a timeline, and resources for teachers.

Andrew Jackson on the Web

A portal to a vast and diverse range of variously useful Web resources concerning Andrew Jackson. A labor of love compiled and annotated by a Jackson enthusiast.

Avalon Project at Yale Law School: The Papers of Andrew Jackson

The Avalon Project presents a selection of Jackson's papers, including transcriptions of his inaugural addresses, annual messages to Congress, Veto Message Regarding the Bank of the United States, and selected proclamations and executive orders.

Enter the words Andrew Jackson in the search box at top right of any Avalon page to find other documents related to Jackson, such as the Treaty with the Chickasaw, 1816.

The Battle of Horseshoe Bend: Collision of Cultures

A Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan from the National Park Service about the battle between Jackson and U.S. forces against the Creek at Horseshoe Bend, Alabama, in 1814.

The Battle of New Orleans

An illustrated account of Jackson's great victory, from the Louisiana State Museum.

Battle of New Orleans Research at the Historic New Orleans Collection

A pathfinder to research on the event that launched Jackson to national fame, from the institution that holds the world's foremost assembly of original documents, artworks, rare books and memorabilia relating to the Battle of New Orleans.

BattleofNewOrleans.org

A Web site devoted to the history of the Battle of New Orleans. Provides detailed information about the battle and its leaders, including Andrew Jackson, and extensive illustrative material.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: Andrew Jackson

This publication contains a short biography of every member of Congress from 1774 to the present, including Jackson, who served as both a Representative and Senator. It also provides a guide to Jackson-related research collections and a selected bibliography.

GeorgiaInfo: Trail of Tears

From GeorgiaInfo, the digital library of Georgia, links to useful online resources on the Cherokee "Trail of Tears" from the Southern Appalachians to Oklahoma, for which Jackson bore major responsibility.

The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson

The Hermitage is the museum of the estate that was Andrew Jackson’s home from 1804 until his death. Located twelve miles east of downtown Nashville, Tenn., the museum is part of the Smithsonian Affiliations Program and a Partner Place of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Visitors to The Hermitage can tour the mansion and grounds and see exhibits about the Jackson family, their slaves, and life as it would have been in the 1800s. Jackson and his wife are buried on the grounds.

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

The National Park Service site for the military park commemorating the battle between Creek Indian warriors and a U.S. army under Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1814.

Indian Removal, 1814-1858

A Resource Bank page from PBS that explores the history of Jackson’s role in what was then known as “Indian Removal"--the forced relocation of Native Americans from their homelands in the southeastern United States, including the Cherokee "Trail of Tears" to Oklahoma--with links to further information.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

This National Park Service site includes information about the Chalmette Battlefield, site of Jackson's January 8, 1815, victory in the Battle of New Orleans. 

NPS Historical Handbook: Chalmette

Online presentation by the National Park Service of a detailed 1954 study of the Battle of New Orleans.

POTUS: Andrew Jackson

The Internet Public Library's POTUS (Presidents of the United States) Web site provides background information, election results, a list of cabinet members, and notable events on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, and other presidential sites also are included.

TeachingAmericanHistory.org: Document Library: Andrew Jackson

Transcriptions of important speeches and writings; and other resources related to Andrew Jackson.

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