AHIS 3-6 - AHIS 03/06/08 Jasckson: the war hero of 1814...

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AHIS 03/06/08 Jasckson: the war hero of 1814 - British burn Capitol - Battle of New Orleans o Andrew Jackson o First national celebrity The War Hero - 1812, US declares war on Britain - AJ yearning for another shot at British - Voted Tennessee commander - Speech “Who are we?” Sense of American Identity - Jackson is one of 4 armies - Jackson supply breaks down and soldier flee - Death threat to stop mutiny - Positioned around horse shoe bend. - Sam Houston saw a tragedy after natives attacked at shoe bend - Brits captured DC - Military historians see burning of Capitol building as worst disgrace as the American’s ran away. - Andrew Jackson – Old Hickory (Hardest on the men, but commanded loyalty) - Never had formal military training - Jackson’s men were ambushed however, did not run. - Jackson won by far. - After New Orleans, nationalism grew. - Power of media using images of the war shapes nationalism. -
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course AHIS 100 taught by Professor Wittern during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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AHIS 3-6 - AHIS 03/06/08 Jasckson: the war hero of 1814...

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