Andrew Jackson Contributions

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Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 between North Carolina and South Carolina, the Waxhaws region. His father died before he was even born because of a logging accident. He eventually became an orphan due to the rest of his family dying from war and sickness. He went to local schools and received an elementary education. A little later in life he became a lawyer and eventually bought land which was a big deal back in the day. He also fought in the war of 1812 and was considered a hero after he defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. After that he began his role in the government as a senator in Tennessee. That shortly ended after about only one year. He then took his shot at the presidency which he successfully won. In 1828 Andrew Jackson was elected president as the seventh leader of the United States. Jackson had a couple of nicknames the “people’s president” and “old hickory.” He went on to found the Democratic Party and destroy the Second Bank. As a Democrat he supported liberty, however he forced the migration of Native Americans the “Trail of Tears.” Some popular quotes from Andrew Jackson are “one man with courage makes a majority” and “I have always been afraid of banks.” When it came to foreign policy Andrew Jackson made some contributions. Even though foreign affairs weren’t Jackson’s primary concern he still managed to work out some treaties. One of which was a West Indies trade with Britain. This move was one of the most
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