Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaw region of South Carolina. Where Jackson was born was on the western frontier of the Carolinas which was in dispute between North Carolina and South Carolina, and both states claimed him as being native born. He claimed that he was from South Carolina and had plenty of evidence to back up his claim. In 1802 Jackson had been elected Major General of the Tennessee militia. This led to a command in the field and ultimately a heroes role during the War of 1812. He also commanded his Army in the Battle of Tohopeka. Jackson led his Army into many battles and was always triumphant. Some of these battles include the U.S. Occupation of Florida, and the Battle of New Orleans. . Jackson’s success and triumphs as an Army commander led to his candidacy (Bradley). Andrew Jackson, loved by some, scorned by others, was Americas 7th president. He did not win the 6th presidency because of a deal that was made between Adams and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, during the election of 1824. When Jackson won the presidency in 1828 it made him the first president to come from an area west of the Appalachians and also the first to become president from being voted in by the people. Although he was an amazing general in the Tennessee and U.S. Armies he was also prosperous in the role of President of the United States. Being a General brought him significant amounts of fame and a nickname “Hickory”. These were earned from the battles he fought in His presidential terms showed the most democratic expectation can sometimes also be the best man for the job, as shown through his political an economical policies.
Andrew Jacksons days serving in the military were, by far, some of the best of any man before, and quite possibly, later him. His campaign against the Creek Indians is one of his most noticeable military achievements. After bands of Northern Creek Indians attacked and massacred 400 men, women, and children at Citadel Mims in 1813, Jackson, then a Colonel in the Tennessee militia, was sent after the Indians to avenge the deaths.
It is said his campaign against the Creeks would never have happened if it wasn’t for Tecumseh. Tecumseh was a famous Shawnee warrior. The Shawnee lived in the Northwest. Tecumseh wanted to unite the tribes of the west and south to push out the white man who was taking over there lands. In 1811 he made a pilgrimage to talk with the Southern tribes. The tribes he was most interested in were the powerful body of Indians known as the Creek Indians. He was attracted to them because they were a very proud and war like tribe. They were a split tribe, who lived in what is now the eastern part of Alabama and Southwest Georgia. The Creeks had already been watching the white settlers set up villages and camps and were already displeased with this and very suspicious....