Watercolor of Rachel and Andrew Jackson

Watercolor of Rachel and Andrew Jackson showing the couple celebrating Andrew Jackson's military victory at the Battle of New Orleans.

Despite Rachel Jackson’s death, she was a major figure in Andrew Jackson’s life.  He was devastated by her death, and when a similar occurrence to the scandal she endured during the Election of 1828 happened during his presidency, he fought to save the other woman, as Rachel had not been saved.  The Jacksons had a loving marriage and strong relationship, despite its scandalous beginning. Rachel Jackson was cruelly used as a tool to take down Jackson during the Election of 1828. This quiet woman was called horrible names and terrible things were said about her, and Jackson fiercely believed his enemies had been the cause of his beloved wife’s death.  Rachel’s death became Jackson’s drive, and she remains an important figure in history to this day.