Andrew Jackson : The Second President Of The United States Essays

1989 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 8 Pages
Most people know Andrew Jackson as the person on the twenty dollar bill, but there is a lot more to him that has made America to what it is today. He is the seventh president of the United States. People have different opinions about him. Some say that he is beloved, others say that he was not a good person, and others don’t know what to think of what kind of man he was. When United States and Britain were at war his leadership made him a military hero, but then his forcing the relocation of Native Americans east of the Mississippi tarnished his legacy. Andrew Jackson had a rough childhood, but his perseverance led him to become the seventh president of the United States and lead a successful wealthy life.
Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1767 on the border of North and South Carolina. It is not exactly known the exact location of his birth, but both states claimed him. When he was asked where he is from and he would say he was from South Carolina. He never met his father because his father past away before he was born, and while his mother was pregnant with him. Andrew Jackson grew up during a tough time, and people believed that it’s the reason why he had a temper as he grew older. Andrew Jackson did not have much of an education. He was also the only president that was captured by the British as a prisoner. Both of his brothers passed away. It’s said that his older brother passed away from a heat stroke while in the war and his other brother and mother died of a…

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