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Rachel Donelson Jackson: Her Legacy In Politics


Although she was never officially the First Lady, Rachel Donelson Jackson, wife of President Andrew Jackson, had a significant impact on his presidency and was a major part of the Presidential Election of 1828. Rachel, who preferred to stay out of the political sphere, was still a loving supporter of her husband.  After her tragic death in 1828, Rachel was still a driving force in Jackson's life, and her legacy is evident in events that took place during Jackson's presidency.

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