The Declaration of Independence states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
Table of Contents Brief Overview Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, is perhaps more relevant today than most of the other Presidents of the early nineteenth century. In the wake of the contested election of and amid growing complaints of the "dirtiness" of politics, we might do well to look back to Jackson's dirty and hotly contested race for the Presidency inin which he won the popular vote but subsequently lost the Presidency after the election was thrown into the House of Representatives.
When Jackson was finally elected, he pushed to have the Electoral College abolished and railed against life tenure for government workers. Throughout his life, Jackson was criticized for his steadfast opinions and autocratic manner, but he nonetheless proved himself a savvy and thoughtful politician.
It was only after he had fully considered his options that he made a decision—once that decision had been made, however, he pursued it relentlessly, gradually grinding away at his opponents until he got what he needed. In doing so, he helped modernize the nation and forever define his term of office as the mini-Enlightenment now known as Jacksonian America.
Andrew Jackson, son of Irish immigrants, Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson, was born in the backwoods of the Carolinas—what was then considered the frontier of America.
His father died shortly before Andrew's birth and his mother tried to raise him to be educated. Jackson resisted, and without a father figure, he became a wild young boy who liked to bully his peers.
The Revolutionary War affected the teenage Jackson in an intensely personal way, leaving him forever bitter towards the British. When the war came to his area, his oldest brother, Hugh, volunteered to fight and died soon thereafter during the Battle of Stono Ferry.
Jackson worked as an errand boy for the commander of the local patriot regiment, but nothing could have prepared him for the ordeal of being taken captive by British troops along with his other brother, Robert.
After both were severely wounded by the sword of a British officer, Jackson and his brother were herded into a prisoner-of-war camp where they contracted smallpox. This stint as a captive would cost Jackson's brother his life. Jackson's only remaining relative, his mother, died of cholera while helping soldiers in Charleston.
Thus, when the war ended, it left Jackson orphaned and alone. As Jackson grew older, he became engaged in a wild lifestyle of betting, horseracing and partying before eventually settling on law for a career.
He traveled west into the new Tennessee territory. After establishing himself as an able politician there, he rose quickly through the political ranks. When Tennessee joined the Union inJackson became a Congressman and was promoted to the Senate a year later.
He soon found himself engaged in military affairs, and won the election to be Major General of the state militia in Throughout his time in Tennessee, he engaged in various duels when he felt someone had threatened his honor—even killing a man once.
When the War of began, it fell to Jackson to crush the Creek Indian tribe in a series of brutal battles in which the general gave no quarter to the Indians.
Once the tribe had been almost extinguished, Jackson imposed a harsh treaty on the Indians, stripping them of most of their lands and rights. Then he was ordered to help save the city of New Orleans from attack. His daring defense of the city exacted massive casualties on the British and made him a national hero.
Two years later, Jackson—now a major general in the U. Army—received orders to put down Indian attacks near Spanish Florida. His invasion of Spanish territory and his execution of two British nationals sparked an international incident—but he again successfully defeated the Indians.The late historian Robert Remini did a good job at writing about the history of the early American republic and in particular the career of Andrew Jackson , and this book is certainly a good one albeit a short work of only about pages or so and a book with a narrow /5.
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When the Tennessee militia intervened in a civil war among the Creeks in , the Cherokees joined in—on the side of the militiamen—and helped Andrew Jackson win the decisive battle of the war.
Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act By Robert V. Remini The great Cherokee Nation that had fought the young Andrew Jackson back in now faced an even more powerful and determined man who was intent on taking their land.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States, except regardbouddhiste.com are over federally recognized tribes within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian regardbouddhiste.com term "American Indian" excludes Native Hawaiians and some Alaska Natives, while Native Americans (as defined by the US. Andrew Jacson VS Cherokee Nation. The expulsion of Native Americans from the eastern half of the continent to the Indian Territory beyond the Mississippi River remains one of the most notorious events in U.S. history, and the man most responsible and most widely blamed for their removal is Andrew Jackson. When the Tennessee militia intervened in a civil war among the Creeks in , the Cherokees joined in—on the side of the militiamen—and helped Andrew Jackson win the decisive battle of the war.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States, except regardbouddhiste.com are over federally recognized tribes within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian regardbouddhiste.com term "American Indian" excludes Native Hawaiians and some Alaska Natives, while Native Americans (as defined by the US.
In doing so, he helped modernize the nation and forever define his term of office as the mini-Enlightenment now known as Jacksonian America.
Andrew Jackson, son of Irish immigrants, Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson, was born in the backwoods of the Carolinas–what was .