Andrew Jackson's Victory At The Battle Of New Orleans

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Before becoming the seventh President of the United States, and before the Trail of Tears and the conquering of the National Bank, Andrew Jackson was a war hero and a man tough enough to earn the reverent nickname of Old Hickory. On January 8, 1815, Major General Andrew Jackson led the American forces to victory against the British at the Battle of New Orleans, the battle that is considered the last of the War of 1812, even though the Treaty of Ghent had already been signed. As Mike Scott (2017) put it, it was a battle that was “an unlikely American victory that changed the course of the city’s, and the country’s, history.” The Battle of New Orleans is a great piece of history that occurred within our own state that is always worth…show more content…
The capital itself was overrun and burned by British troops. However, as History.com states, “American troops were able to repulse British invasions in New York, Baltimore, and New Orleans, boosting national confidence and fostering a new spirit of patriotism.” Major General Andrew Jackson faced off against Sir Edward Pakenham in the infamous battle that was more specifically fought approximately four miles east of New Orleans in Chalmette. It was the final battle of a war that History.com says began “an era of partisan agreement and national pride.” At New Orleans, Jackson and the Americans were massively outnumbered and outgunned. Jackson’s fighting force was a disparate assortment that included “militia, volunteers, free men of color, Indians, and pirates,” as Mike Scott (2017) explains. The British Soldiers, on the other hand, were “better-equipped” and “better-trained,” not to mention there more of them. However, due to what seems to be the cause of leadership and fighting drive, as well as tactical errors on the part of the British, Jackson won the battle. Among the other reasons, luck seemed
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