He was a POW in the Revolutionary War at age 13, and refused to shine a British officer's boots, earning him scars on his face and hands from the officer's sword. He was a teacher, a lawyer, a state Supreme Court judge, a Senator, a state representative, a Major General, a planter, and a merchant. He lost 13 men in the Battle of New Orleans. The British army lost over 2,000. His political party was the Democratic-Republicans. He opposed the Electoral College because it took away power of the people's vote. He opposed the national banking system because it made the rich richer, concentrated wealth in a central institution, gave too much control over Congress, and was too easy to fall under foreign control (sound like banking problems of today?) He lowered the federal debt to the lowest it had been since the nation's first fiscal year. He bitterly opposed his own Vice President and the area of the country he called home during the nullification crisis because it wasn't good for the nation as a whole. He survived an assassination attempt by beating the attacker with his cane when both of the attacker's pistols misfired. He fought in 13 duels, one of which he turned and stared at his opponent as his opponent fired into Jackson's chest. Jackson barely flinched and shot the man in the head as he was reloading, and the bullet lodged next to Jackson's heart was never removed, causing him to cough up blood for the rest of his life. He had two women that served as First Lady in the White House. At same time. Neither of them was his wife. His image is on the $20 bill, and has appeared on the $5, $10, $50, and $10,000 bills at various times, as well as the Confederate $1,000 bill.