In November 1781 she died from the disease and was buried in an unmarked grave. Later, he taught school and studied law in Salisbury, North Carolina.
In 1787 he was admitted to the bar and moved to Jonesborough, in what was then the Western District of North Carolina.
His struggles with Congress were personified in his personal rivalry with Clay, whom Jackson deeply disliked and who led the opposition of the emerging Whig Party.
Jackson's presidency marked the beginning of the ascendancy of the "spoils system" in American politics.
He worked to bolster the Democratic Party and helped his friend James K. When they immigrated to North America in 1765, Jackson's parents probably landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.