Andrew Jackson : The War Of New Orleans Essay

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Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson was born on March 18, 1767 in a backwoods settlement in Carolinas. His father died before he was born, left him with two older brothers and his mom. Growing up in poverty Jackson received very small amount of education. When Jackson was 13 year old, his mother and two brothers died when the British invaded Carolinas. After death of his mother and brother, Jackson was raised by his uncles. In Jackson’s late teens he studied law for a couple years, and later became an exceptional lawyer in Tennessee (Andrew). Jackson was not only a lawyer; he also became an outstanding major general in the U.S. military. In the war of 1812, Jackson led the U.S. troop to victory against the British at the Battle of New Orleans, and became a national hero in the country. In 1824, Jackson ran for president, but lost to John Quincy Adams. Jackson didn’t just give up, in the election of 1828; he had a rematch with Adams, and became the seventh president of the United State. Although Andrew Jackson excels as a lawyer and general, but I do not think he’s an outstanding president. During his 8 years in office there are a few tragedies left in the history. In 1828, congress passed The Tariff of Abominations, which increased taxes on imported good made of wool and iron. This tariff later angered South Carolina, and wants to nullify the tariff. Jackson does not approve of South Carolina’s action. He threatened to use military force to collect taxes on South Carolina…

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