Andrew Jackson Accomplishments

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Born on March 15, 1767, Andrew Jackson was brought up in a small house on the border of North and South Carolina. Although there is not much said about his younger years, at the age of thirteen Andrew joined the U.S. military, fighting against the British in the Revolutionary War. He was captured by the British but later released due to the pleading of his mother to the British. While in captivity he was once asked to polish the boots of a British soldier. He refused and the soldier drew his sword and went to slash him but Andrew put his hand in the path of the sword and it cut his hand and the side of his face, both cuts left scars which were reminders to him of his hatred of the British. At the age of fourteen he, his brother, and his mother all caught the small pox and Andrew was the only survivor.…show more content…
He was in office from March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837. Right after he was elected, Andrew had a huge party at the White House. There were about 20,000 people at the White House, either on the lawn or inside the building. After the party was over, many parts of the White House needed to be renovated because of the extensive damage done during the party due to a lot of drinking. It is believed that he threw this party because he truly was the “people’s president.” During his presidency he transported several Indian tribes, and was involved in a long battle with the second U.S. bank, among other things. At one point his life could have been taken when a man attempted to assassinate him. The man walked up to Andrew, pulled out a gun, and pulled the trigger. The gun did not fire so the man pulled out a second gun and it did not fire either. After Andrew and the men around him saw what was taking place they attacked the would be assassin. They took him away but not before Andrew got his hits in with his old hickory cane. It is said that Davy Crockett helped in the defense of the President against the
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