Argumentative Essay On Andrew Jackson

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Most people know Andrew Jackson as the person on the twenty dollar bill, but there is a lot more to him that has made America to what it is today. He is the seventh president of the United States. People have different opinions about him. Some say that he is beloved, others say that he was not a good person, and others don’t know what to think of what kind of man he was. When United States and Britain were at war his leadership made him a military hero, but then his forcing the relocation of Native Americans east of the Mississippi tarnished his legacy. Andrew Jackson had a rough childhood, but his perseverance led him to become the seventh president of the United States and lead a successful wealthy life.
Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1767 on the border of North and South Carolina. It is not exactly known the
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Also, Jackson’s wife had been previously been married when her and Jackson got together and she was not divorced and still married each other, which brought accusations of bigamy by the press. He did not take kindly to people talking badly about his wife, so much so that he challenged Charles Dickson to a dual. Charles Dickinson was the best shooter in that area showing us that Jackson was not scared of anything. Dickinson shot first and Jackson return fire, fatally shooting Dickson in the chest. After, the dual was when Jackson realized he had been hit in the chest as well and would have to live with the lead bullet in his chest for the rest of his life. This made Jackson a much feared man as many people thought that he would attack if needed to be. Jackson was not able to have any kids of his own, but he had three adoptive children. They were Theodore, an Indian orphan, Andrew Jackson Jr., the son of Rachel’s brother, and Lyncoya, a creek Indian orphan. It is very interesting that Jackson forced so many Indians to leave, but he still had two Indian

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