Later that year, their mother Elizabeth secured the brothers' release.
In the mid-1850s, second-hand evidence indicated that he might have been born at a different uncle's home in North Carolina. When Andrew refused to clean the boots of a British officer, the officer slashed at the youth with a sword, leaving him with scars on his left hand and head, as well as an intense hatred for the British.
Robert also refused to do as commanded and was struck with the sword.
Jackson, regarding the Bank as a corrupt institution, vetoed the renewal of its charter.
After a lengthy struggle, Jackson and his allies thoroughly dismantled the Bank.
He ran for president in 1824, winning a plurality of the popular and electoral vote.