U.S. President Andrew Jackson Quotes From and About Jackson

About the U.S. President Andrew Jackson, quotes, quotations, and sayings from and about Jackson.

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7th President

ANDREW JACKSON

QUOTES FROM JACKSON

"Do they think that I am such a damned fool as to think myself fit for President of the United States? No, sir; I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit for President."--1821

"The Bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it!"

"Our Union: It must be preserved."--After-dinner toast at the Jefferson Day banquet in the midst of the nullification crisis

"If one drop of blood be shed in South Carolina in defiance of the laws of the U.S., I will hang the first of the nullifiers I can get my hands on."

"As far as lenience can be extended to these unfortunate creatures, I wish you to do so; subordination must be obtained first, and then good treatment."--Instructions to his overseer on dealing with his slaves, 1822

"After eight years as President I have only two regrets: that I have not shot Henry Clay or hanged John C. Calhoun."--1837

QUOTES ABOUT HIM

"He was the most roaring, rollicking, game-cocking, card-playing mischievous fellow, and the head of the rowdies hereabouts."--A friend from Salisbury, N.C., recalling Jackson's youth

"I feel much alarmed at the prospect of seeing General Jackson President. He is one of the most unfit men I know for such a place."--Thomas Jefferson, 1824

"I cannot believe that the killing of 2,000 Englishmen at New Orleans qualifies a person for the various difficult and complicated duties of the Presidency."--Henry Clay

"In the 30 years of our wedded life, he has not spent one-fourth his days under his own roof."--Rachel Jackson

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