Andrew Jackson Accomplishments

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Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1767. He was not only a lawyer but also a landowner. Jackson had become a nation wide war hero after defeating the British in New Orleans during the war of 1812. Andrew Jackson had been elected the seventh president of the United States in 1828. Known as the “peoples president.” Jackson destroyed the National Bank, founded the Democratic Party and is known for his support of individual liberty. Jackson had passed away June 8th, 1845. This report will give you an insight of all the trials and accomplishments of Andrew Jackson. This report will also give you a brief intro on Andrew Jacksons’ early life, how he joined the military and what he did while being in the military. It will then go into explain many…show more content…
Jackson led his troops to victory against the Creek Indians at Horseshoe Bend, during the War of 1812, killing roughly 800 warriors and gaining tons acres of land in the process. Because Jackson had won the battle with the Creeks, it ended up breaking their power of resistance and overran many of the other Southwestern tribes, even the ones that were working as allies with Jackson. Within the next few years the Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws and Cherokees gave up millions of acres of their land in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and west Tennessee, because Jackson had made agreements with them. Jackson had made such a huge statement by winning this War and making such a good military success that he was the given the title of Major General. On January 8th, 1815 Jackson was named a national hero because he led 5,000 soldiers and defeated 7,500 British in New Orleans. Unfortunately two weeks prior to the war the Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the war but neither side were aware of this. He was also popular among his troops, who said that Jackson was “as tough as old hickory wood” on the battlefield, earning him the nickname “Old…show more content…
A great expedition was organized to attack and capture New Orleans, and at its head was placed General Pakenham, the commander of the column that delivered the fatal blow at Salamanca. “In December a fleet of British war¬ships and transports, carrying thousands of victorious veterans from the Peninsula, and manned by sailors who had grown old in a quarter of a century 's triumphant ocean warfare, anchored off the broad lagoons of the Mississippi delta. The few American gunboats were carried after a desperate hand-to-¬hand struggle, the troops were landed, and on December 23 the ¬guards of two thousand men reached the banks of the Mississippi, but ten miles below New Orleans, and there camped for the night. There were no forts to protect the place, and the militia was not armed very well or trained very well. On the afternoon of the very day when the British reached the banks of the river the vanguard of Andrew Jackson 's Tennesseans marched into New Orleans. Clad in hunting ¬shirts of buckskin or homespun, wearing wolf skin and coonskin caps, and carrying their long rifles on their shoulders, the wild soldiery of the backwoods tramped into the little French town. They were tall men, with sinewy frames and piercing eyes. Under "Old Hickory 's" lead they had won the bloody battle of the Horseshoe Bend
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