Andrew Jackson Hero

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Throughout its roughly 240 years of existence, The United States of America has had 44 presidents take office and lead the country that is known for its freedom. Commonly known as the land of the free and the home of the brave. Andrew Jackson, the 7th president, was not always of high status. He was born in the year of 1767, close to the end of the colonial era. President Jackson fought in the revolution against Britain in the American Revolution and later became a general fighting in the war of 1812. His character was as complex as they come, from his policies and his brutality towards Indians to the fact that he adopted Indian children. Andrew Jackson changed America as a whole from birth to death. He is an extraordinary man.
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Fresh troops were sent to invade the United States and secure and maintain Canada. Washington as burnt by the British that year, but they were pushed back in Baltimore. Having heard the rumors of the British invasion in the South through New Orleans, Jackson quickly attacked in order to stop the British and Hostile Native Americans in the United States. The British army greatly outnumbered and outclassed America’s inexperienced troops. The British invaded never expected to encounter Jackson, someone who had been waiting 30 years for a chance to murder every last one of them. His enlistment to his face being slashed by the British fueled is rage even more. Eventually, the British launched a full-scale attack on Jackson and his men, but they did not succeed because Jackson and his men, even though they were heavily outgunned and outnumbered, gave the British invaders a crushing defeat forcing them to retreat. Word of Jackson’s victory spread fast and ignited a wave of celebration and pride in the United …show more content…
Jackson supported the movement of Native Americans west of the Mississippi River as humane as possible. He signed more than ninety treaties with various tribes and multiple occasions, the idea was to move the Natives Indians to new lands in the west in exchange for their existing land. When peaceful attempts did not work, this brought forth Jackson’s Indian Removal Act. Some would call it the Indian Eradication Act, this act became the reason for what is known as the Trial of Tears which happened in 1838 and 1839. The major tribes affected by this policy were Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw. These tribes were considered the Civilized Tribes. They were forced from their lands and forced to relocate east of the Mississippi River and what is present-day Oklahoma. The trial of Tears gained its name from the Cherokee people because of the absolutely devastating consequences that followed, the Indians were faced with disease, hunger, and exhaustion on a march that covered about (3,500 km) in which over 4,000 of the 15,000 of the Cherokees died. Even with his Native American Eradication Act, he still adopted Native American children and raised

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