Essay on Is Andrew Jackson A Hero Or A Villain?

1458 Words Mar 16th, 2015 6 Pages
Is Andrew Jackson a Hero, or a Villain? “One man with courage makes a majority." This quote by Andrew Jackson perfectly portrays the life, the character, and the overall Presidency of Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson became the seventh President of United States of America on March 4, 1829 and served two terms until March 3, 1837. During this time frame, Mr. Jackson completely revolutionized the Presidency of the United States by winning the popular vote, and by being the direct representative of the common man (Frey, Marc and Todd Davis the New Big Book of US presidents, Philadelphia: Running, page 37). Throughout his life and his Presidency, Andrew Jackson was not only known as a man with a fiery temper, but also known as a man of courage and respect because of his great leadership and command in war (Frey, Mark and Todd Davis, page 37). Andrew Jackson became loved and portrayed as a national hero as he preserved the union, increased the size of America, dealt with foreign affairs effectively, was a symbol of democracy, and a representative of the common man.
Andrew Jackson was born in poverty the Carolinas to an immigrant farmer family on March 15, 1767 (Frey, Mark and Todd Davis page 37). At the age of 13, Jackson joined the Revolutionary Army, and the age of 14, he was left orphaned when his parents died. He was then raised by his uncles in North Carolina where he began to study law. In 1787, he was admitted to the bar and became an outstanding lawyer in…

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