Andrew Jackson was President of the United States during the 1830s.

While President, Jackson liked to remain accessible to the public. One time, he placed a two-ton block of cheese in the main foyer of the White House and allowed guests to enter, eat from the cheese, and meet with the President about whatever they thought was important.[1]

He once said, "If there's a job that can't be done by a Democrat let's abolish the job."[2]

In 1834, President Jackson was the first President to receive a censure. He was censured over his opposition to the Bank of the United States.[3] He was able to get the censure expunged in 1836.[4]


  1. "Jackson wanted the White House to belong to the people, so from time to time, he opened his doors to those who wished an audience." from The Crackpots and These Women
  2. "I don't care but Andrew Jackson said if there's a job that can't be done by a Democrat let's abolish the job." from The Black Vera Wang
  3. "Jackson was censured?" "Over the Bank of the U.S." from H.Con - 172
  4. "He was censured in '34. He got it expunged in '36." from H.Con - 172

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