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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.
The Mexican American War was an early test for the ideals of Manifest Destiny and American expansion; what would happen...