andrew jackson Essay

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Andrew Jackson Many past presidents of the United States of America are faced with difficulties. They make important decisions. They change the way the people of the time view the world forever, and most importantly they make history. Andrew Jackson was one of the 49 presidents who are credited for the way the USA is today. That’s including both the good, and bad. But in a way it’s all a matter of opinion whether it was good or bad, depending on the situation of the people. So what do you think? Do you think Andrew Jackson was a good president or the opposite? Or do you not have a opinion quite yet? Well how about I tell you about him and you can decide for yourself. March 15th, 1767, Andrew Jackson was born in Waxhaw settlement in Southern Carolina. In 1780 Jackson is an orderly in the Revolutionary War. In 1781 Jackson’s mother died of Cholera, after volunteering to nurse infected prisoners of war held by the British. Jackson's brother, Hugh, was a soldier, and he died of heat exhaustion at Stono, sometimes called the Battle of Stono Creek or Battle of Stono Ferry. In August of 1791 Jackson marries Mrs. Rachel Donelson Robards. Jackson prospered sufficiently to buy slaves and to build a mansion, the Hermitage, near Nashville. He was the first man elected from Tennessee to the House of Representatives, and he served briefly in the Senate. A major general in the War of 1812, Jackson became a national hero when he defeated the British at New Orleans. He fought in the First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British in the War of 1812. He then became the governor of the Florida territory., in 1821. In 1824 Jackson ran for president against 3 other candidates; Henry Clay, William Crawford, and John Quincy Adams. Clay came in 4th and urged his supporters to vote for Adams. The support gave Adams enough votes to become president. Jackson’s supporters used the times between elections to build a new political party, the Democratic party. The new party promised to…