“There stands Jackson like a stone wall," called General Bernard Bee years ago. Stony is the word I would use to describe Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, the firm-faced man with deep-set eyes and salt-and-pepper beard whose portrait hung in front of me. This is the man whose military tactics are known as the most brilliant of the Civil War. On the other hand, the man seen gazing lovingly into his wife's eyes in a painting across the room looked anything but stony. I strode across the entry room of Jackson's former Lexington home and joined the tour guide's side. Immediately, I and the other tourists were led to Jackson's kitchen. "This is where meals for some of Lexington's finest citizens were prepared. You see, Stonewall was a greatly respected
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I agree that with the rating of sixth overall that Andrew Jackson received for his presidency. Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States and a member of the Democratic Party. Jackson made many positive and negative decisions as the president of the United States. Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the president and he also expanded democracy during his time as the president of the United States.
During his military as well as academic career, Jackson had many successes one of which was becoming a professor of artillery at Virginia Military Institute (Davis). Also Jackson commanded an army of roughly 17,000 men at the Battle of Bull Run and defended and defeated an army of almost 70,000 men (Davis). Jackson’s nickname “Stonewall” came from a battle where he and his army repelled and advancing Union force of men. The way he managed this was just setting up his soldiers in a “Strong line” (Lanning). Because of these
A democratic society was on the rise and many Americans believed in equality but ignored enslaved African Americans. Government moved out of the houses of rich men and into the houses of the middle and lower- classes; education improved, suffrage laws were enacted, and newspapers were increasingly circulated. The political parties greatly changed; third parties began to rise, four candidates were chosen for one party, and Andrew Jackson lost his first election to John Adams. Adams lost his reelection to Jackson; both of whom created smear campaigns for each other, this improved voter turnout. Jackson represented the common man, throughout his presidency he served
Famed Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s legacy is hardly easy to define. His is most remembered for cunning speed and brutality in battle and many consider him without equal. The same strategies Jackson used in the Shenandoah Valley campaign were scrutinized by both Rommel and Patton for inspiration in WWII. Jackson’s personal discipline carried over into his command. Although his men were often barefoot and near starvation, he pushed them forward into battle, not wishing to sacrifice the element of surprise. Many of his battles were actually waged on Sundays which contradicts Jackson’s steadfast devotion to Christianity that many attribute to fanaticism.
Andrew Jackson was our seventh president, elected in 1828 and 1832. Often called common man’s president, Jackson was originally looked at as a voice of the american people. However, history has proven that he did not stand by his word and did not deserve that title. His abuse of power, mass genocide and incredibly stupid economic plans caused harmful effects throughout America for many years. Jackson should not be remember as a hero but more as a villain, who did more to protect himself than then the people he was supposed to protect.
Andrew Jackson was a war hero of the Battle of New Orleans which took place in the War of 1812. He was also the seventh U.S. president and the first democratic president. Andrew Jackson should be removed from the $20 bill because he used the Spoils System and Kitchen Cabinet as well as breaking the law and he went against the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Keeping his promise to his mother before she died, Bo went back to Auburn University to graduate in december nineteen ninety five. During physical therapy for his injury, he told his mom, because she wasn't doing well, “When I get back to playing baseball the first ball I hit is for you.” Bo was up to bat with the Chicago White Sox. The pitch. Bo hits the ball and it’s a home run! Bo’s first at bat since his injury and he hits a
On March 15, 1767 Andrew Jackson is born in Waxhaw, Carolina just a while before his father dies. Later at age 24 Andrew Jackson would serve in various armed groups in defense against Native American attacks on people from 1789-1796. In 1802, Six years after Andrew Jackson serving against the Natives, Andrew Jackson gets elected as Major General of the Tennessee Militia. In June of 1812, Two years after Andrew Jackson is elected General, the U.S. declares war against Great Britain. Later Great Britain would ally itself with Native American tribes causing Andrew Jackson to lead troops to the Natchez through January to March, then on July 27 the Creek Native americans battle at Burnt creek against Andrew Jackson. On August 30, 1813 Native Americans
As the battle wore on, the superior numbers of the Union Army began to wear down the Confederate lines. At a critical point, as the Confederates began to fall back, an officer pointed out a line of rebels who were still strong. He said, “look at Jackson’s men standing like a stone wall”. He was talking about General T. J. Jackson’s men. Jackson would from then on be known as “Stonewall Jackson”, one of the most famous of all Confederate generals. This seemed to inspire the Southern troops at Henry
This report focuses on a period of American history between the years of 1820 and 1840. This period of time was just after what historians have labeled as the Era of Good Feelings because the nation had been consumed with the recovery of the War of 1812 which lead to a truly nationalistic sense of values and togetherness. Not to be out done, the period between 1820 and 1840 also had its own unique label. The period was known as the Era of the Common Man or as a time that was presided over by Andrew Jackson who was known as the President of the Common Man. This report therefore tries to present some of the characteristics of the era and examine events of the time to verify or contradict the label. In other words, based on the
I am Thomas Jackson, and I am in the Confederate army. I have a nickname people know me by. It is Stonewall Jackson, because of my fearlessness and tenacity. It is 1863 and we are going to be going up against a Union General Joseph Hooker and his troops. I know in this battle we are going to be fighting nearly twice as much troops as our own. We have nearly 60,000 troops compared to their Nearly 130,000 troops. I serve under General Robert E. Lee and we have come up with a plan to rout the army of the Union General Joseph Hooker. Today is May 2, and I'm stealthily and quickly taking 28,000 troops on a 15-mile march to Hooker's flank that is exposed. The plan I helped come up with, Lee started multiple diversions of attacks on Hooker's front.
On August 29, 1862, The Union and Confederate troops met in Manassas. The Union leader was John Pope, and the Confederate leader was Thomas Jackson. His nickname was Stonewall because he stood strong and tall in the First Manassas.
Thomas Jackson was among the successful generals for the South in the civil war. Jackson graduated from the Military academy, Westpoint. Before Jackson's success in the civil war he was a school teacher. When his home state of Virginia succeeded from the union, Jackson decided to go back into the military for his state (History).
Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was born January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia. In 1846 he began his official military career with the US Army as a brevet second lieutenant in the Mexican-American War. This is where Thomas Jackson first met Robert E. Lee. After many victories in war he was promoted to rank of major.
The Jacksonian Period, which lasted from 1824-1848, was known as the “common man” in terms of politics and economic development. The people of the United States were indeed middle class citizens and proclaimed themselves as the “common man”. However, this era gave power to most white male citizens leaving out other types of people living in the United States. Although there is evidence that the period did not live up to the era, there is more evidence that the period did live up to the era. During this time period, three factors that showed how the period lived up to the era is the economic development, politics, and the reform movements.