Andrew Jackson's Duel with Charles Dickinson from Hall Morris' biography of Jackson. Morris' bio is generally good, but this chapteran appendix reallyis much less sure-footed, eg., overplaying the commercial and industrial factor in the North, while, in the South "There was virtually no such thing as a literate working class."
"Andrew Jackson's Honor" by Bertram Wyatt-Brown, from The Shaping of Southern Culture (2001). Unfortunately, the notes didn't make it into the web version.
" In other words, Jackson's sense of honor can be treated as a sort of metaphor signifying a particular Southern distinctiveness. Above all, Jackson was as deeply committed to white Southern customs, convictions, and prejudices as any observer could imagine."
Election of 1824
Cabinet and Appointments
Kitchen Cabinet from The Reader's Companion to American History.
"Removal failed in large part because of the nation's commitment to limited government and its lack of experience with social welfare programs. Contracts for food, clothing, and transportation were awarded to the lowest bidders, many of whom failed to fulfill their contractual responsibilities. Indians were resettled on semi-arid lands, unsuited for intensive farming. The tragic outcome was readily foreseeable."
Jackson: Proclamation to the People of South Carolina (December 10, 1832) also here:
"I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one state, incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which it was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed."
Andrew Jackson to Martin Van Buren discussing the nullification crisis (13 January 1833). Includes a summary of contents and images, but no text. Good griefgo that extra mile! From the Library of Congress' "American Memory" project.
Andrew Jackson's famous toast at the Jefferson-day dinner (April 13, 1830). "Our union. It must be preserved." Includes background.
The Force Bill (March 2, 1833), to enforce US laws against South Carolina's nullification.
"So sound the trumpet, beat the drum,
Jackson's religious opinions summarized, with some quotations, by Peter Roberts.
The Medical History of President Andrew Jackson from DrZebra. What a man he was! Includes the "slobbering" evidence.
The Hermitage. Andrew Jackson's estate in Hermitage, TN (outside of Nashville).