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Andrew Jackson Conqueror of Florida

Belohlavek, John M... Andrew Jackson: Principle and Prejudice. Florence: Taylor and Francis, 2016. Accessed September 18, 2017. ProQuest EBook Central.

   “Andrew Jackson shares in this celebrity status. The Hermitage, his plantation house outside Nashville, Tennessee, entertains almost 200,000 visitors annually. The capital of Mississippi bears his name, and the city of New Orleans’s most prominent square features a dramatic statue of the victorious general astride his horse.”  “Popular culture has not ignored Andrew Jackson. During the 1950s, rising start Charlton Heston assumed the hero’s role in two films that celebrated the virtues of “Old Hickory.”” The author of Principle and Prejudice talks about Andrew Jackson prejudices he had, He could indeed be a kind, even generous, master. As with all individuals under his command, however, he had a little patience for disobedience.” also talks about how famous Jackson’s was. In this book, we can learn more about Jackson’s political career “Jackson was generally credited with encouraging the participation of the masses in America democracy.” and his military career.

A+E staff Networks Andrew Jackson:,2009. accessed September 16, 2017.

    “Born in poverty, Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) had become a wealthy Tennessee lawyer and rising young politician by 1812, when war broke out between the United States and Britain. His leadership in that conflict earned Jackson national fame as a military hero, and he would become America’s most influential–and polarizing–political figure during the 1820s and 1830s.” this article gives us a brief summary about Andrew Jackson early life, political career, and how Andrew Jackson became the 7th president of the United States. “After narrowly losing to John Quincy Adams in the contentious 1824 presidential election, Jackson returned four years later to win redemption, soundly defeating Adams and becoming the nation’s seventh president (1829-1837).” Andrew Jackson was known as the national hero. “Andrew Jackson, who served as a major general in the War of 1812, commanded U.S. forces in a five-month campaign against the Creek Indians, allies of the British.”

Harold Whitman Bradley. Andrew Jackson. Encyclopedia September 15, 2017

Britannica accessed September 15, 2017.

    “The election of 1828 is commonly regarded as a turning point in the political history of the United States. Jackson was the first president from the area west of the Appalachians, but it was equally significant that the initiative in launching his candidacy and much of the leadership in the organization of his campaign also came from the West. The victory of Jackson indicated a westward movement of the center of political power. He was also the first man to be elected president through a direct appeal to the mass of the voters rather than through the support of a recognized political organization. Jackson once said: “I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be president.” Yet today he is regarded as the maker of the modern presidency.”

Morse, Anson D. "The Political Influence of Andrew Jackson." Political Science Quarterly 1, no. 2 (1886): 153-62. doi:10.2307/2138966.

    “His conduct of foreign relations had been successful. He had reorganized and discipline the democratic party. He had named his successor. Moreover- and it was this that gratified him most- he believed that in all his warfare he had fought full and grateful testimony that this was their view and that they honored him as their faithful and invincible champion. His farewell address testifies it is true, to a feeling of disquietude on account of the growth of sectionalism. But for this he could not justly hold himself responsible; and his firm trust in the people, now through his agency masters of the state, reassured him.” Jackson used good strategies and people liked him for that.

  Andrew Jackson. Accomplishments in Presidency accessed September17, 2017

    “January 30, 1835, was the first attempt to kill the President this happened outside of the United States Capitol. When Jackson was leaving a funeral of the South Carolina Representative, an unemployed housepainter from England aimed a pistol at Jackson's head and misfired. Lawrence had pulled out a second pistol, which also misfired. Historians believe that because of the humid weather contributed to the double misfiring. After that incident, Lawrence was retained and disarmed a legend says that Jackson had hit Lawrence with his cane. Lawrence told doctors that his reasons for shooting were because he blamed Jackson for losing his job. He had told them that Jackson was the clerk of Richard III (English King). Lawrence was determined insane and was institutionalized. Fun Fact: They retested the pistol due to curiosity, and the gun tested perfectly. People say that Jackson was protected by the same providence that protected the young nation.  Jackson had many interesting and unbelievable accomplishments during his presidency.” Even though a lot of people was fine with Jackson’s presidency there were people who were not. This article helps us understand that there were people unsatisfied from Jackson’s term. This can help us to write a project about Jackson’s  end.

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