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Weekly 150: Andrew Jackson

Love, Land and Politics

Posted 9/26/23

The story of Andrew Jackson’s life is inseparable from the passionate and tumultuous love affair that defined his early years. In 1788, Jackson met Rachel Donelson, while boarding at the family’s tavern in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrew was instantly smitten, and their connection was immediate. However, there was a significant obstacle to their love story - Rachel was already married to Lewis Robards, a marriage plagued by troubles.

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