Andrew Jackson Essay

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Andrew Jackson

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Andrew Jackson, in the author's words, was "mild, polite, polished, benevolent, and democratic." It would not be in anyone's favor to question the validity of the his words, but to understand them with unrestrained faith in those words will help to insure complete insight into the book. Moreover, this book stresses the immortal fact that Jackson's private life had as much irony and agony as his political/outside life did. With those factors understood,
Jackson's life and the times he lived in, will become clear to all.
     The important point to understand about most things in this world is the nature of their origins, Andrew Jackson is no different. Born with no
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The boy refused, claiming his right as a prisoner of war not to be treated like a servant. The furious officer whipped out his sword and slashed at the boy's head. Luckily for Jackson, his stealth saved him from certain death, but leaving him with scars on his left hand and head which he carried with him his whole life, along with a hatred for the British. Thrown into prison camp, Elizabeth Jackson would not let her sons rot in British cells, and making deals for exchange of prisoners, got her sons in the trade. Alas, Robert died during the trip home, and Elizabeth was barely able to save Andrew. Being the courageous woman that she was, Elizabeth Jackson made a journey to Charlestown Harbor, where she intended to help American soldiers sick in British prison ships, but while nursing the plague-ridden men, she caught cholera herself and died. Andrew
Jackson's response, "I felt utterly alone", was all that needed to conclude his feelings about events at that time.
     The following years after that, until he ventured into politics, included going from city to city in South Carolina seeking the horse-race and drinking his heart out. Uncontrolled and unrestrained by anyone or anything besides money, Andrew would come to see and do almost everything imaginable at that time in the United States. He had also gone into various professions, from teaching to law. It was at law where he began his rise to politics.
On the road to

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