Andrew Jackson's Military Career

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Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 on March 15th near North and South Carolina. He grew up in poverty since his father died before his birth, and he lived in an impoverished rural area near North and South Carolina. At the age of 14 he was orphaned due to his mother’s death from a disease contracted while taking care of sick and wounded soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Andrew Jackson studied law in his later teenage years in Salisbury, North Carolina, leading to his appointment as prosecuting attorney of western North Carolina. Additionally, Andrew Jackson was one of the first elected representatives for Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. Jackson's military career started when he was 13 years old and joined a militia

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