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  • The term "Jacksonian democracy" is in reference to Andrew Jackson.
  • He was more like Andrew Jackson than he ever supposed.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • I had a heatstroke and that’s why I zoned in forensics and Chinese and didn’t rise to the bait when Diaz asked me what I thought about the legacy of Andrew Jackson.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • "That’s Andrew Jackson," he says.
    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  --  Shiloh

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  • I said if he wanted to take a broad view of the thing, it really began with Andrew Jackson.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He had no regard whatsoever for Andrew Jackson and, as I say, nobody else in politics that I can call to mind.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Witnesses say the car, driven by Andrew Jackson, 17, also of the Hazelwood team, had been noticeably weaving across the lanes of the expressway just before it hit a retaining wall and burst into flames.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • Bear me out in it, thou great democratic God! who didst not refuse to the swart convict, Bunyan, the pale, poetic pearl; Thou who didst clothe with doubly hammered leaves of finest gold, the stumped and paupered arm of old Cervantes; Thou who didst pick up Andrew Jackson from the pebbles; who didst hurl him upon a war-horse; who didst thunder him higher than a throne!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In between that calamity and this, they had visited George III in London, published a newspaper, made baskets, led Oglethorpe through forests, helped Andrew Jackson fight Creek, cooked maize, drawn up a constitution, petitioned the King of Spain, been experimented on by Dartmouth, established asylums, wrote their language, resisted settlers, shot bear and translated scripture.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Andrew Jackson knew the Flint well, and marched across it once to avenge the Indian Massacre at Fort Mims.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk

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  • He was a hook-nosed, sour-faced, gaunt individual who reminded me vaguely of Andrew Jackson or a back-country evangelist despite the white turban on his head made out of sterile towels.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • As Andrew Jackson said, "One man with courage makes a majority."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And just when the sensitive subway guard’s problems are getting the best of him, destroying his faith in Mankind and the Little People, his nine-year-old niece comes home from school and gives him some nice, pat chauvinistic philosophy handed down to us through posterity and P.S. 564 all the way from Andrew Jackson’s backwoods wife.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • It was a good pup, was that Andrew Jackson, and would have made a name for hisself if he’d lived, for the stuff was in him and he had genius—I know it, because he hadn’t no opportunities to speak of, and it don’t stand to reason that a dog could make such a fight as he could under them circumstances if he hadn’t no talent.
    Mark Twain  --  The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • Abraham Lincoln was nineteen years old when Andrew Jackson was elected President.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • You look a little like a heroic portrait I saw once of Andrew Jackson.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • And that was Andrew Jackson, the man whose politics sowed the seeds of Confederate rebellion thirty years earlier.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • It was reserved for Andrew Jackson, a man genuinely of the people, to lead and visualize the rise of the lower orders.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He had served as Secretary of State during Andrew Jackson’s first term, later resigning to become ambassador to Great Britain.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • He found in her a casualness, a lack of prejudice, a directness, surprising in the daughter of Andrew Jackson Tozer.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • John Adams was a great admirer of Andrew Jackson, but the prospect of his adored son winning the highest office was thrilling and a strong reason to stay alive.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A soldier stepped in, saluted, and said, "Mr. Andrew Jackson here to see you, sir From the Tennizy country, he says,"
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • [5] /Vide/ Andrew Jackson….
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • John F. Kennedy’s life and career has inspired millions of people around the world and shown the truth of Andrew Jackson’s statement, "One man of courage makes a majority."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Mr. Wallace, he’s so flustered he just digs in his money drawer and gives Judd change for a twenty, and afterward I thought what did Andrew Jackson have to do with it?
    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor  --  Shiloh
  • General Harrison was the judge, the jury’ was all in uniform, and the defense attorney was—Andrew Jackson!
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • She told him that she "adored" vaudeville, that her father, Andrew Jackson Tozer, was born in the East (by which she meant Illinois), and that she didn’t particularly care for nursing.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • It was not astounding that he should have become almost rich, for he accepted nothing that was not natural and convenient to Andrew Jackson Tozer.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Old Andrew Jackson cried out upon them.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Andrew Jackson.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • They took 220 dollars right off the top and handed it over to Andrew Jackson right there in court.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Truth is, an honest man like Andrew Jackson just wasn’t no match for a couple of scoundrels like Bill Harrison and Hooch Palmer.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Andrew Jackson.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • At the Wheatsylvania station, looking from the train window, Martin realized that this anxious-eyed, lip-puckering Andrew Jackson Tozer did love his daughter, did mourn her going.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • But though attempts were made by the Congress, and even by Andrew Jackson during his presidency, to end public discourse regarding slavery, their efforts failed.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I think probably somebody hinted to Dad that folks were saying he must be broke, if his dear little daughter had to go off and learn nursing, and he hasn’t worried it all out yet—it takes Andrew Jackson Tozer about a year to worry out anything.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Many years of living among half-civilized Indian tribes had not made him a respecter of high office; in earlier years he had physically assaulted a Congressional foe of his idol, Andrew Jackson.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • An infantry officer under Andrew Jackson in 1813, his right arm had been shredded by enemy bullets when he alone had dashed into enemy lines at the battle of the Horseshoe, his men cowering in the hills behind him.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • INVESTIGATING OFFICER: Casey SUBJECT: Andrew Jackson-male–black, age 17.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • Unlike the crazed Richard Lawrence, whose pistols misfired when he attempted to assassinate Andrew Jackson, Booth feels his gun kick.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • She came in serenely, with coffee and a tremendous Swedish coffee-ring voluptuous with raisins and glistening brown sugar, and she had them talking, almost easily, about the coldness of winter and the value of Fords when into the midst of all this brightness slid Mr. Andrew Jackson Tozer, and they drooped again to politeness.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Two years after losing the 1828 election to Andrew Jackson, Adams was elected to the House of Representatives.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • For though Andrew Jackson received more popular votes, no candidate had a majority in the electoral count.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • As Andrew Jackson gathers his American army, we also gather an army of men who have better claim to the name American.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Word is that a man named Andrew Jackson of the western Tennizy country is gathering up an army.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Andrew Jackson appointed him to a position of authority, and Colonel Maycomb’s misplaced self-confidence and slender sense of direction brought disaster to all who rode with him in the Creek Indian Wars.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Among the acquaintances and colleagues who march across the pages of his diary are Sam Adams (a kinsman), John Hancock, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Lafayette, John Jay, James Madison, James Monroe, John Marshall, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Lincoln, James Buchanan, William Lloyd Garrison, Andrew Johnson, Jefferson Davis and many others.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • With three others also nominated, and all, like John Quincy, avowed Republicans—William Crawford of Georgia, Henry Clay of Kentucky, and General Andrew Jackson of Tennessee—it became a crowded contest of "increasing heat."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At Ghent the same month, the American commissioners led by John Quincy Adams signed a peace treaty with Britain, news that would not reach the United States until February, by which time Americans under General Andrew Jackson had won a decisive victory, on January 15, at the battle of New Orleans.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • And a dog might tackle him and bully-rag him, and bite him, and throw him over his shoulder two or three times, and Andrew Jackson—which was the name of the pup—Andrew Jackson would never let on but what he was satisfied, and hadn’t expected nothing else—and the bets being doubled and doubled on the other side all the time, till the money was all up; and then all of a sudden he would grab that other dog jest by the j’int of his hind leg and freeze to it—not chaw, you understand,…
    Mark Twain  --  The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
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