Andrew Jackson Essay

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Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson, born in 1767 was a child of poor Scotch-Irish immigrants. He ended up with enough education to be qualified to practice law. Jackson’s father died before he was born. The Revolutionary War started soon after he was born. It was very bloody in the wild and poor country where they lived. Jackson at the age of 13, joined a regiment. He was captured by the British, was wounded and nearly killed by a sword to the face for not polishing a British officers boots. He and his brother, imprisoned together, caught smallpox. Jackson’s mother got the boys released, but his brother died on the long trip home. His mother later went to tend wounded American prisoners and was fatally stricken by cholera. By his 30’s …show more content…
In 1828, Jackson won a “landslide” victory. The new Democratic party, which he helped forge, brought a temporary end to all the fighting and arguing of the parties in American politics. This time was sometimes called the “Era of Good Feelings” On December 22, 1928, a few weeks before Jackson’s inauguration, he was thrown into a deep sadness, caused by the death of his wife. He believed that she had died because of the abusive attacks by the press of the other side. Jackson at times would use his power and authority as a “Hot-Headed” man, going into simulated rages. And at other times, he could appear as the most courteous “Gentleman” alive. Even though his wife had just passed away, he made it to his inauguration. The morning was bright and clear. Yet there was still snow on the ground which made it very muddy. As Andrew looked out of his window, he saw all of the people coming to Washington to shake his hand. Usually the inauguration was a very peaceful and quiet event. Not this time! All of the guests were his friends. In their muddy boots, self-made coon-hats, and many other irregular clothes, the northwestern fur traders, mountain men, hunters, and old soldiers came marching to the White House. They broke through the lines of guards and came crashing through the front door. They ripped clothes, smashed fine china and glasses, and climbed on $150 chairs ruining them. In order to get all of these “vandals” out, the

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