The Great American Victory Described in Robert Remini's The Battle of New Orleans

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Robert Remini tells the readers in “The Battle of New Orleans” that he wishes to educate his audience of the hard-hitting times our soldiers endured in this remarkable battle that made America the strong and independent country it is today. It is important to Remini to depict the heroic feats of Andrew Jackson “who became a symbol of what was best in American society” (Remini xi) because of his great leadership and determined heart.
The Battle of New Orleans was a great victory for America, during the War of 1812. What made it so glorious wasn’t just the bloodshed or the hard work, but it was that the British Army was of only superb soldiers, generals, and nothing less. The things that the British endured and the distance that these
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Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and the Warhawks decide to take action and “pressured President James Madison into asking congress to declare war against Great Britain” (6).
With plans to go after “the principal towns and commercial sites” the British composed a “three-pronged invasion” aimed at the Chesapeake Bay area, such as Washington; New York State; and Louisiana. Major general Robert Ross went into Washington and burned down the white house and the beloved streets of justice. After many battles on both sides the two finally met up on New Orleans grounds. The night of December 23 “the British had nearly captured [Jackson’s] artillery”, Jackson had moved deep into British areas getting closer to a victory, and after about two hours, the British had 46 men killed, 167 wounded, and 64 missing and the Patriots lost 24 killed, 115 wounded, and 74 missing or captured. The men captured by the British were lawyers, merchants, and inexperience soldiers. The British found this very amusing that we had so many untrained soldiers but, this just proves that when fighting for freedom and “beating back and invasion of their homeland” anyone can achieve great success. (79-80).
Once again the British thought they were victorious, but they were quickly proven wrong with Andrew Jackson’s brilliant plan of a sneak attack in British territory. This was completely unexpected and stalled the British for a couple of days. He then stopped the invasion saving New Orleans of