Essay on Andrew Jackson : The President Of The United States

1203 Words Apr 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the 7th president of the United States, he was elected president in 1828 and became in the principal instrumental in the events leading the trail of tears. One of the most controversial aspect of this president, Andrew Jackson, was his policy regarding Native American Indians, which involved the ethnic cleansing of several Indian tribes.
Born in poverty, Andrew Jackson had become a wealthy Tennessee lawyer and rising young politician by 1812, when war broke out between the United States and Britain.
Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, to Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, Scots-Irish colonists who emigrated from Ireland in 1765. Though Jackson’s birthplace is presumed to have been at one of his uncles ' houses in the remote Waxhaws region that straddles North Carolina and South Carolina, the exact location is unknown since the precise border had yet to be surveyed. Jackson’s birth came just three weeks after the sudden death of his father at the age of 29.
Growing up in poverty in the Waxhaws wilderness, Jackson received an erratic education in the years before the Revolutionary War came to the Carolinas. After his older brother Hugh died in the Battle of Stono Ferry in 1779, the future president joined a local militia at age 13 and served as a patriot courier. Captured by the British along with his brother Robert in 1781, Jackson was left with a permanent scar from his imprisonment after a British officer gashed his left hand…

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