Andrew Jackson : The Jacksonian Era Essay

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Although Andrew Jackson was arrogant, and a racist he was one of America’s greatest presidents. Andrew Jackson 's parents were Scotch-Irish folk who came to America two years before his birth in 1767. His mother was widowed while pregnant with him. The Revolutionary War that soon followed, was very bloody in the rather wild and poor country where they lived, and Jackson at 13 years, joined a regiment. Captured by the British, he was wounded and nearly killed by a sword for not polishing a British officer 's boots. He and his brother, imprisoned together, contracted smallpox (A life of Andrew Jackson).
We use history to study past events relating to human activities from certain events to learn from them, hoping to improve through past actions or avoid causing more problems. One of the most significant eras in our nation’s history is the Jacksonian era. The Jacksonian era took place in the United States from the year 1820-1845. It was a time of rampant growth and regional diversification consisting world views, ways of living changing, and the transportation revolutionized with the foundation of a manufacturing economy being laid (Welling). Andrew Jackson was very intelligent he enjoyed law, so he studied and soon became a lawyer but he wasn’t always a lawyer he was a teacher for a couple of years. Soon after became the Jacksonian era which was during Jackson’s presidency.
This era also saw the rise on the new style of American politics based on much higher participation,…

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