This Day in History
Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren at the Hermitage

On a day like today in 1835...

Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, was a “Hero of the Plain People.” Born in a Carolina log cabin in 1767, he rose to the highest office in the young nation, eventually residing in a gracious plantation home in Tennessee. In the Hermitage, he enjoyed the simple pleasures with his Vice President Martin Van Buren, who would succeed him in the White House in 1836.

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