President Andrew Jackson War Of 1812 New Orleans Biography Indian Revolutionary
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President Andrew Jackson War Of 1812 New Orleans Biography Indian Revolutionary:
BIOGRAPHY of ANDREW JACKSON
This sale is for an original 1832 1ST EDITION! of "BIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW JACKSON" byPhilo A. Goodwin, Esq., published by Clapp and Benton of Hartford. YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!!! This isa biographical history of President Andrew Jackson containing422 pages. Within these pages are discussed: his military service as MajorGeneral in theArmy duringthe War of 1812 and his life through his electionto President of the United States. Whether he was a good President or not has left many to debate. He wasquite opinionated and executed thingsperhaps a bit forcefully. Regardless, he remains apolitical figure who also contributed much to American History. The Declaration of Independence was signed when young Andrew was just nine years old and, at thirteen, he joined the Continental Army as a courier. The Revolution took a toll on the Jackson family. All three boys saw active service. One of Andrew's older brothers, Hugh, died after the Battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina in 1779. Two years later, Andrew and his other brother Robert were taken prisoner for a few weeks in April 1781. While they were captives, a British officer ordered them to clean his boots. The boys refused, the officer struck them with his sword and Andrew's hand was cut to the bone. Because of his ill treatment, Jackson harbored a bitter resentment towards the British until his death. Both brothers contracted smallpox during their imprisonment and Robert was dead within days of their release. Later that year, Betty Jackson went to Charleston to nurse American prisoners of war. Shortly after she arrived, Mrs. Jackson fell ill with either ship fever or cholera and died. Andrew found himself an orphan and an only child at fourteen. During 1813 and 1814, Jackson fought the Creek Indians and finally defeated them, then illegally occupied a Spanish base at Pensacola, Florida. His next military operation washis most famous. He was sent to prepare the defensesof New Orleans in case of British attack. His planning worked perfectly and a British move against that city was thrown back at the bloody Battle of New Orleans. General Jackson emerged a national hero from the WAR OF 1812, primarily because of this decisive defeat. It was during this period he earned his nickname of "Old Hickory." Jackson had been ordered to march his Tennessee troops to Natchez, Mississippi. When he got there, he was told to disband his men because they were unneeded. General Jackson refused and marched them back to Tennessee. Because of his strict discipline on that march, his men began to say he was as tough as hickory and the nickname stuck. A lawyer by profession, Jackson then returned to politics and he became the seventh President of the United States in 1828.
Jackson was one of America's most distinguished "sons." He was the seventh President of the United States. Based in frontier Tennessee, Jackson was a politician and as previously noted, anarmy general who defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, in addition to theBritish at the Battle of New Orleans. General Jackson emerged a national hero from the War of 1812.
All his life Jackson was a loyal friend and a fierce enemy. This was never more true than during his years in politics at the national level beginning with the 1824 presidential electionJacksonians often referred to the 1824 election as the "Stolen Election" because while Jackson swept the popular vote hands down, he did not have enough electoral votes to automatically win the presidency. Therefore the election had to be decided by the House of Representatives.
Jackson's opponents were Henry Clay of Kentucky, John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, and William H. Crawford of Georgia who were respectively speaker of the house, secretary of state, and secretary of the treasury. Adams was horrified at the thought of Jackson becoming president. The patrician New Englander thought this parvenu from the west was a badly educated bumpkin with little preparation for high office. Because Clay's opinion of Jackson was similar, the Kentuckian threw his support to Adams on the first ballot and Adams was elected. Jackson never forgave either one of them, especially after Adams named Clay his secretary of state in what seemed to be a payoff for Clay's votes.
Loss of the "Stolen Election" was not the only thing Jackson held against Adams. During the 1828 campaign the Adams camp charged Jackson and his wife with adultery. The claims grew out of naiveté on the Jackson's' part. Rachel Donelson had a first, unhappy marriage with Lewis Robards. In 1790 the Kentucky legislature passed a resolution granting Robards permission to sue for divorce, though he did not do so at the time.
Andrew and Rachel confused the permission to sue with an actual declaration of divorce. They married in 1791, not realizing Rachel was still legally married. Robards finally sued for divorce in 1793 citing Rachel's "adultery" with Jackson. The Jacksons remarried in 1794, but the embarrassing and often malicious gossip persisted. Rachel Jackson died a few weeks before her husband's inauguration and Jackson blamed her early death on stress caused by the public discussion of their supposed immorality during the campaign.
Andrew Jackson may have been our Seventh President, but he was first in many ways: He was the first populist president who didn't come from aristocracy, he was the first to have his Vice-President resign (John C. Calhoun), he was the first to marry a divorcee, he was the first to be nominated at a national convention (his second term), the first to use an informal "Kitchen Cabinet" of advisers, and the first president to use the "pocket veto" to kill a congressional bill (legislation fails to become law if Congress adjourns and the president has not signed the bill in question.)
In the Jacksonian Era, Americans arguably faced more weighty dilemmas than at any other time in the nation's history. Complex issues like slavery, Indian removal, banking, industrialization, even the very preservation of the Union itself, confronted the young nation. For better or worse, Andrew Jackson, as president, was responsible for charting a course through them. Jackson, it can be argued, brought the presidency to the people, giving the common man more say in choosing the country's leader than the Founding Fathers had intended. He played an important role in establishing the Democratic Party, which in turn supported Jackson as an embodiment of the democratic and egalitarian values it championed. Though a strong advocate of states' rights and a limited federal government, Jackson placed the preservation of the Union above all else.
Published in 1832, this book is in GOOD+ CONDITION for its age; especially to be 181 YEARS OLD!!! The nice leather bound exterior is the original binding. ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT AND TIGHTLY BOUND! Of course you can expect wear to something of this age. The hinges still remain bound! Expected toned pages with foxing is definitely apparent. The onlydampstains to be found are on the front blank fly leaf pagesthat bleed onto the frontis and title pages. This is an old stain yet there is no mold/mildew of any type. ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT AND TIGHTLY BOUND! A total of 422 pages are contained within this 4 1/2" X 7" volume. This item is being offered with . If you share an appreciation of America's early history and foundation, this is one to add to your personal library. It won't last long so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!
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