Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication was written by James C. Curtis as part of the Library of American Biography Series. He offers a pseudo psychological account of the life of Andrew Jackson that gives the reader a new perspective on the full life of our founding fathers. The reader will enjoy the unique perspective he gives to Jacksons childhood; you hear a lot about what our founding fathers did when they were older so it is refreshing to hear about the problems he had when he was younger. The book does a great job on making Andrew Jackson sound more like a normal person and not some perfect founding father that no average person would ever be able to become. However, with this new perspective on the childhood, he also brings
Jackson was known to be the first “self-made man.” I believe that he was known as this because of what he had to go through when he was younger and how his life has been since he fought as a boy in the Revolutionary War and studied law for several years. Jackson believed
Jackson’s other great impact on American history was his impressive military leadership. He won the battle of Shenandoah with 1-100 odds. He sieged and rampaged with the battles of Cedar Mountain, Clark’s Mt., 2nd Manassas, and Antietam. After his many accomplishments General Lee noticed his bravery and promoted him to General. Most importantly, he was a great man and leader and was revered by his soldiers. The respect that was given to him among his soldiers and peers was earned the old fashion way.
My report is on Andrew Jackson. I will be talking about his life, childhood, education, salvation, marriage and family, and his accomplishments. Andrew Jackson was born on March 15 ,1767, in North Carolina, Waxhaws. Jackson grew up on the American frontier as the son of very poor farmers. He was a wild boy who like all kids got in trouble. His nickname when he was young boy was "Old Hickory". Jackson's mother's name is Elizabeth, and his father's name is Andrew. His sibling's are 2 men named Robert Jackson, and the another one is named Hugh Jackson.
Andrew Jackson was born in the carolinas. His presidency defined itself as two central parts, the nullification crisis and the bank war. He fought in the Revolutionary War as a kid.The first time he ran for president he lost against John Quincy Adams , then he came back a few years later and ran again and won the election this time. He was also the leader of the democratic party.
With the end of John Quincy Adams’ presidency came the end of the Virginia Dynasty of Presidents (meaning that all the previous presidents were originally from the state of Virginia). When the presidential election of 1830 had come around it seemed that another president would come about, but a man of the common man had come who would expand the United States and its borders beyond what they already were. This man was Mr. Andrew Jackson, the hero of the battle at New Orleans during the War of 1812. When Jackson had assumed the presidency he was faced with a momentous challenge. That being the United States was in current need of more land... Jackson had a multitude of options to choose from to accomplish this; he could have done something
Born into a non-aristocratic poor family, somewhere in the Carolina’s on March 14, 1767, was a man named Andrew Jackson. Jackson, also called “Old Hickory” was a very bold proactive man in American history. From being a military hero and founding the democratic party to enacting the trail of tears and dismantling the of the Bank of the United States, the man and his legacy are a prominent topic for scholarly debate. Some believe he was a great president and some believe he was the worse president. But if you look at it from a moral perceptive or in the eyes of a foreigner, Jackson’s legacy was far more villainous than heroic.
Andrew Jacksons’ parents immigrated from Ireland to the harsh Carolina frontiers in the 1760s.They came to the states so they could escape the poverty in Ireland, but it turned out to be equally as hard for them here. Jackson was never able to meet his father because he died while his mother was pregnant, that left him with his mom and his two older brothers to fend for themselves. Andrew Jackson grew up in a harsh environment where you had to fend for yourself because of the recurring threats of violence. During the war against the British one of Jacksons brothers died of heat stroke while in battle and the other brother and his mother died of disease. He blamed the British for making him an orphan and was vengeful because of this. People that knew him when he was a younger, knew him as someone that would get into
While reading the book, Andrew Jackson, it shows different sides of him. I believe the author wrote this book for a great reason, which was to explain Andrews Jacksons struggles and courageous movements. I believe during Andrew Jacksons younger years that he had a troubled childhood which explained his outrageous behavior he had at times. I also believe Andrew Jackson was hard headed during his more mature years and people either liked him or they did not like him at all. Although Andrew Jackson had a troubled childhood the author makes it very clear that, he made something out of his life by becoming president, by being the leader of battles, and the Indian Removal Act.
Andrew Jackson was a controversial figure because he did so many negative things to so much innocent people. He was one of the first imperial presidents and one who was not a Virginia planter or a New England Federalist. Jackson was determined to change the United States; one of his first acts was the Indian Removal Act in May of 1830, which removed five tribes from ancestral homelands (Cave). This act led to thousands of Indian deaths more known as the Trail of Tears. Jackson was also a slave owner; he owned over 100 slaves and believed slaves were put on this earth to labor while whites were there to govern. Jackson was pro slavery and tried to convince the north to stop attacking the south on slavery. Jackson encouraged post master to
Andrew Jackson was a man of many accolades. He served in the Revolutionary War and was a general in the War of 1812. He aided in founding the Democratic Party and became the first governor of Florida; not to mention being the seventh President of the United States. While his list of accomplishments is extensive, it is sometimes clouded by his alleged boisterous and lewd behavior. Stemming from this behavior is an ample amount of scandalous activity, both personal and professional. From affairs that involve members of his cabinet, to actions that would lead him to being the only president to be censured by the Senate, Jackson’s political career was all but mundane.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was a highly skilled military tactician. He earned his name from “the epic battle of First Manassas, where he and his brigade earned him the title “Stonewall” (para. 3) according to the Civil War Trust biography on Jackson. It was given to him when a fellow general compared Jackson to a stonewall in order to inspire his own men, he shouted “Look, men! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall” (para. 2). This nickname itself shows how clear headed Jackson must have been in order to be so clear and decisive in the face of the enemy. If he were to have had a million and one other things running through
Jackson kicked his mount to a trot and rode out, leading the black horse. He joined the high street and followed it to the outskirts of town, where it became the road to the plains leading to the great castle of Baymore and his father.