The Legacy Of Andrew Jackson Essay

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Throughout its roughly 240 years of existence, The United States of America has had 44 presidents take office and lead the country that is known for its freedom. Commonly known as the land of the free and the home of the brave. Andrew Jackson, the 7th president, was not always of high status. He was born in the year of 1767, close to the end of the colonial era. President Jackson fought in the revolution against Britain in the American Revolution and later became a general fighting in the war of 1812. His character was as complex as they come, from his policies and his brutality towards Indians to the fact that he adopted Indian children. Andrew Jackson changed America as a whole from birth to death. He is an extraordinary man.
Starting from a humble beginning, Jackson suffered from many tragedies such as the death of his father before he was born. Jackson and his two older brothers joined the American Continental Army for the Patriotic cause. He joined the army at the age of thirteen and later fought the British. Unfortunately, Jackson’s oldest brother, Huge, died of a heat stroke following the Battle of Stono Ferry in 1779. Jackson and his other brother Robert continued to fight the British until they were captured in 1781. During his time in captivity, a British Commander ordered Jackson to clean boots, but when Jackson refused, the commander slashed him with his sword across the face. If being captured and mistreated wasn’t enough, both Jackson and his brother caught…

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