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The capital and largest city of Mississippi, in the west-central part of the state. Originally a small trading post, it was chosen as capital in 1821 and named for Andrew Jackson.
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(Placename) a city in and state capital of Mississippi, on the Pearl River. Pop: 179 599 (2003 est)
1. (Biography) Andrew. 1767–1845, US statesman, general, and lawyer; seventh president of the US (1829–37). He became a national hero after successfully defending New Orleans from the British (1815). During his administration the spoils system was introduced and the national debt was fully paid off
2. (Biography) Colin (Ray). born 1967, Welsh athlete: gold medallist in the 110m hurdles at the world championships (1993, 1999), European Championships (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002), and Commonwealth Games (1990, 1994)
3. (Biography) Glenda. born 1936, British stage, film, and television actress, and Labour politician. Her films include Women in Love (1969) for which she won an Oscar, The Music Lovers (1970), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), and Turtle Diary (1985); became a member of parliament in 1992
4. (Biography) Jesse (Louis). born 1941, US Democrat politician and clergyman; Black campaigner for minority rights
5. (Biography) Michael (Joe). 1958–2009, US pop singer, lead vocalist with the Jacksons (originally the Jackson 5) (1969–86). His solo albums include Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), and Invincible (2001)
6. (Biography) Peter. born 1961, New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and producer; his films include Heavenly Creatures (1994), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03), King Kong (2005), and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
7. (Biography) Thomas Jonathan, known as Stonewall Jackson. 1824–63, Confederate general in the American Civil War, noted particularly for his command at the first Battle of Bull Run (1861)
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1. Andrew ( “Old Hickory” ), 1767–1845, U.S. general: 7th president of the U.S. 1829–37.
2. Helen Hunt (Helen Maria Fiske), 1830–85, U.S. novelist and poet.
3. Jesse L(ouis), born 1941, U.S. Baptist minister and political activist.
4. Mahalia, 1911–72, U.S. gospel singer.
5. Thomas Jonathan ( “Stonewall Jackson” ), 1824–63, Confederate general.
6. the capital of Mississippi, in the central part. 201,250.
7. a city in W Tennessee. 192,923.
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|Noun||1.||Jackson - English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)|
|2.||Jackson - United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)|
|3.||Jackson - United States singer who did much to popularize gospel music (1911-1972)|
|4.||Jackson - United States civil rights leader who led a national campaign against racial discrimination and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941)|
|5.||Jackson - United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830-1885)|
|6.||Jackson - general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)|
|7.||Jackson - 7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)|
|8.||Jackson - a town in western Wyoming|
|9.||Jackson - a town in western Tennessee|
|10.||Jackson - capital of the state of Mississippi on the Pearl River|
|11.||Jackson - a town in south central Michigan|
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