“Take time to deliberate but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

Andrew Jackson

Source: “A maxim of Gen. Jackson’s” published in the archive of the Hartford Courant, Vol. XXII No. 25, Hartford, Conn., Saturday, December 12, 1857


Andrew Jackson was born 250 years ago today, on March 15, 1767

He was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 and was the founder of the Democratic Party. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson served in Congress and gained fame as a general in the United States Army, most notably as “the hero of New Orleans” during the War of 1812. As president, Jackson sought to advance the rights of the “common man” against what he saw as a “corrupt aristocracy” and to preserve the Union.

There are 50+ cities and counties in the U.S. named after Jackson.