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Multitalented Old Hickory, The PEOPLE’s PresidentAndrew JacksonMatthew S. NortonHist 405: Antebellum AmericaProfessor ShollenbergerAugust 20, 2017
ContentsChapters1. Introduction………………………………. 32. Early Life/Childhood and Education………………………………. 33. Early Career of Jackson………………………………. 74. Military Career………………………………. 95.Presidency………………………………. 116.Accomplishments………………………………. 157.Conclusion/Final Thoughts……………………………….Bibliography……………………………….
Chapter 1IntroductionAndrew Jackson was a significant man in the American History. AndrewJackson was a man of dignity that was about his and his family’s pride, butalso to change the United States of America to be GREAT again! AndrewJackson was a man of many trades which what made him not only popularamongst his peers, but also would make him eventually become our 7thpresident of the United States of America.Andrew Jackson is a man of many trades, as he has been a Soldier,Congressman, Lawyer, Judge and President of the United States. AndrewJackson is also the reason the Democratic Party got the animal, the Donkeydue to the election of 1828. Andrew Jackson is also a man of his troops,which is why he was loved by them and received his nickname Old Hickory.Chapter 2Early life/childhood and educationOn the border of North and South Carolina known as the Waxhaws region inthe mid 1700’s a baby was born. “Andrew Jackson was born on March 15,1767, near Lancaster, South Carolina. His parents, Andrew and Elizabeth,
along with his two older brothers, Hugh and Robert, emigrated from Irelandtwo years earlier.”1South Carolina and North Carolina both like to claimAndrew Jackson as their Native but Andrew Jackson always claimed he was aNative from South Carolina. He was born only three weeks after his fatherAndrew had passed away.Little did anyone know just how special this baby was because he was borninto poverty.He was a son of the first generation American as of an Irishimmigrant and received very little of formal schooling.In 1780’s, the Red Coats (British) invaded the Carolinas.As a result with this,Andrew Jackson not only lost his mother Elizabeth Jackson but also his twobrothers, Hugh and Robert Jackson.Since Hugh and Robert where the older brothers, they went to fight againstthe British. “His oldest brother Hugh died of heat stroke following the Battleof Stone Ferry in 1779.”2At this time Andrew Jackson who was barley in hisearly teens, at the age of 13 served as well as a Patriot courier.Captured by the British along with his brother Robert in 1781, Jackson wasNote:1.Andrew Jackson Foundation. “Andrew Jackson: Orphan Spark from the start.”20172.Ibid
left with a permanent scar from his imprisonment after a British officer

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