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Andrew Jackson born in 1767 was a child of poorScotch-Irish immigrants He ended up with enough educationJacksons father died before he was born TheRevolutionary War started soon after he was born It wasvery bloody in the wild and poor country where they lived Jackson at the age of 13 joined a regiment He was capturedby the British was wounded and nearly killed by a sword tothe face for not polishing a British officers boots He andhis brother imprisoned together caught smallpoxJacksons mother got the boys released but his brotherdied on the long trip home His mother later went to tendwounded American prisoners and was fatally stricken byBy his 30s Jackson had been elected a member of theUnited States House of Representatives of Tennessee and wassenator but resigned after one yearDuring The War of 1812 Jackson had some difficultiesdue to some enemies he made In between overcoming variousIndian tribes they won the war After most of the capitolcity of Washington was burned by the British the AmericansJackson became a United States Major General- this wasvery different from a state militia Major General Hecontinued to have military successes though in his invasionof Spanish Florida he got the reputation of being a kind ofIn 1821 Jackson at the age of 54 was in a verydangerous state of health He like many other southernershad defended his Honor in 2 or 3 duels and 1 shoot-out Hetook two bullets One lodged beside his heart and the otherAt about this time the Hero of New Orleans wasperhaps the most popular man in the country He received aFavorite Son endorsement for the presidency from his stateof Tennessee Believing that Washington had become a Sinkor corruption he felt called to work for the office Togain credibility he ran for and won a seat in the SenateThis time in his maturity he handled the job well makinga favorable impression on the old government hands Many ofwhich had expected a wild man dressed in buckskins
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