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Andrew Jackson assisted in the near genocide of what he thought was an inferior culture in order to ensure the continuation of Americas westward expansion The Creek Indians met their demise when they faced up against the aggressive and influential general Jackson A remarkable chief named Red Eagle led the Red Sticks 4 and Andrew Jackson led the US troops into the bloody battle of Horseshoe Bend After the defeat of the Creek Indians there was a concern that they would join the Spanish in Florida and fight against America together Born in a back woods settlement in the Carolinas in 1767 1 Jackson received sporadic education Surprisingly enough he later became an outstanding young lawyer proving to be a tenacious competitor in the courtroom Fiercely jealous of his honor he engaged in brawls and in a duel killed a man who cast an justified slur on his wife Rachel 1 Jackson was given the nickname Old Hickory 2 because of his stubbornness It was the beginning of the War of 1812 and Governor Blount called for 1500 troops to help support Wilkinson in defending New Orleans 3 The administration was reluctant to call on Jackson because of his past records in getting Dawson 02 into bar fights and being bull headed but nonetheless Blount called on him Jackson performed masterfully in moving his men 1000 miles in brutal winter conditions but then he was given an order to dismiss his troops deep inside Indian territory 3 Knowing that the only way his men would stay safe is if they made their way over to Wilkinson and joined him Jackson chose to take charge and lead the men back himself It seemed like an underhanded way to get Jacksons men without getting Jackson 3 He took it as an indirect attack on himself and thereby took it upon himself to march his men several hundred miles home It was then that he
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