|JACKSON, Andrew (1767-1845). The 7th President of the United States. General in the U.S. Army. He led forces in the first Seminole War which led to the annexation of Florida from Spain.
Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which forced relocation of most members of the native American Tribes in the South to Indian territory. On January 30, 1835 he survived the first assassination attempt on a sitting president while he was leaving a funeral. Autograph letter signed appx. 2.75”x8.” Jackson writes: “I am acquainted with Capt. Ricd (Richard) Rapier. He is a gentleman in whom full & entire confidence may he respond. Nashville, 16 Dec. 1817 Andrew Jackson.
In December 1817, U.S. General Andrew Jackson was given command of U.S. forces in the area. In the following spring, he led troops against Seminole villages on Lake Miccosukee and along the Suwannee River, destroying them as he went. In addition, he seized the Spanish military post at what is now St. Marks and then proceeded to take the Spanish-held town of Pensacola. Jackson’s military successes paved the way for Spain’s agreement to relinquish its territory in Florida to the United States.
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