Did Thomas Jefferson ever meet Andrew Jackson?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Probably - he knew him and he wrote to him, anyway. And since Jefferson was President of the Senate when Jackson was a senator, they must have met.

    "Thomas Jefferson, who would later write to William Crawford in dismay at the outcome of the election,[10] wrote to Jackson in December of 1823:

    "I recall with pleasure the remembrance of our joint labors while in the Senate together in times of great trial and of hard battling, battles indeed of words, not of blood, as those you have since fought so much for your own glory & that of your country; with the assurance that my attamts continue undiminished, accept that of my great respect & consideration."[11]

    Biographer Robert V. Remini said that Jefferson "had no great love for Jackson." Daniel Webster wrote that Jefferson told him in December of 1824 that Jackson was a dangerous man unfit for the presidency."

    ccording to Daniel Webster, Thomas Jefferson in retirement said of Jackson in December of 1824 during a meeting with Webster:

    "I feel much alarmed at the prospect of seeing General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know of for such a place. He has had very little respect for laws or constitutions, and is, in fact, an able military chief. His passions are terrible. When I was President of the Senate he was a Senator; and he could never speak on account of the rashness of his feelings. I have seen him attempt it repeatedly, and as often choke with rage. His passions are no doubt cooler now; he has been much tried since I knew him, but he is a dangerous man."

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  • lozado
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    3 years ago

    Historians generaly regard Jefferson as a greater suitable president yet not by capacity of plenty. Jefferson is often ranked 0.33 or fourth and Jackson is around 6th. Jefferson tempered his not trouble-free-edged Republican rules with Federalist concepts besides, he obtained the Louisiana Territory, prevented conflict with England and France, helped unite the states with an interstate street, eradicated the fee of bribes to the pasha of Tripoli with the Tripolitan conflict, he helped the business Revolution take a foothold with the Embargo Act of 1807 and he eradicated the Alien and Sedition Acts. Jackson killed the 2nd national financial organisation greatest to the Panic of 1837, bumped off the Indians from Georgia and areas of Florida, helped ease the regulations on balloting, and pushed u . s . of america far off from King Caucus. interior the long-term, Jackson had a greater robust result on destiny American Presidents considering that he replaced the previous Virginia Dynasty formulation to the greater trouble-free-western president. And there you have it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They knew each other and wrote to each other, but I do not know whether they met in person - I believe they did..

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