Andrew Jackson And The American Revolution

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Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaws region between North Carolina and South Carolina. His parents were Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson who were Scottish and Irish immigrants who came to the United States in 1765. Jackson grew up in poverty in the wilderness with an erratic education a few years before the Revolutionary War reached the Carolinas. At age 13 Jackson joined the local militia and was a patriot courier. In 1781 Jackson received a permanent scar on his face and chest from a British Officer when he refused to polish a redcoats boots. His brothers were soldiers and died from smallpox that they received in a British Prison Camp. Not a long time later Jackson's mother died of Cholera and Jackson was orphaned at
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