Essay on Andrew Jackson Was Not The Leader Of The United States

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Born on March 15th, 1767, Andrew Jackson was never thought to be the leader of The United States, none the less have as much as a presidential legacy as he did. Jackson was born on the North and South Carolina boarder to a poor Irish family who immigrated to the United States (history.com). His life got harder when the Revolutionary War happened, killing his parents and leaving him an orphan. Later on Jackson, with his brother, went on to fight with the American military. While there, he and his brother were taken as prisoners by the enemy and soon after his brother died. Years later, Jackson met a woman named Rachel Donelson Robards and began a life with her, even though she was still married, which eventually came back to haunt him during his first election, when he ran against John Quincy Adams (Miller Center). He lost that election, but in 1829 became the first president who was not born into wealth. In fact, Andrew Jackson had many firsts in terms of presidency, and is known for bringing a new light to political and presidential culture. According to ushistory.com, he was the first man to be elected president who was not from Virginia or Massachusetts. Along with not being born into wealth or in Virginia or Massachusetts, he was also the first president who was not connected to any of the founding fathers. He also did not receive proper early education due to his harsh childhood (history.com). Instead, he studied newspapers and kept up with the current events…

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